Spotlight On: The Making of Gucci's Lady Lock Bamboo Bag
11 April 2014

Spotlight On: The Making of Gucci’s Lady Lock Bamboo Bag

You’ve seen Gucci’s amazing Bamboo Confidential video. Now here’s a look at the step-by-step process of how the Lady Lock Bamboo bag is made from start to finish by the Gucci artisans at the atelier.


Cutting the skins from a paper pattern

Flattening out the skins


Cutting of the lining for the bag
Stitching the interior zipper pocket and Gucci leather tag onto the lining


Drilling holes for the screws so that the clasp can be attached to the bag


Engraving the Gucci logo onto the clasp
Polishing the clasp


Applying glue to make the flap of the bag


Painting over to Seal the raw leather edges
Shaping the flap of the bag


Stitching the flap

Ensuring the bag’s shape is maintained by clipping it
Hand-stitching the sides of the bag


Heating the Bamboo to Bend it into shape
lacquering the bamboo handles


Sanding the handles to smoothen it


Attaching the bamboo handle


Fastening the clasp


and PSsssttt: here’s a shameless plug on my end – If you haven’t seen it yet, click here to see my Gucci collaboration for the Bamboo project! 


All images in this post courtesy of Gucci