Kieu specializes with our bartack machine. Bartacking is a very efficient way to add extra reinforcement to stress area. We use a lot of bartacks.
Mo-Fong uses the Double Needle and Single Needle sewing machines and is also an expert at setting zippers.
Tao is an expert at Binding. She binds the inside seams of our bags, which prevents them from fraying (and they look nice too.) Tao also makes the handles of bags such as the Shop Bag.
We’ve added several new bags as available for pre-order in our new Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon fabric or with Ultraviolet lining:
Above: Araceli and Irma prepare Ultraviolet for cutting.
“There are some things about Tom Bihn bags that you should know. First, they are exquisitely designed. Everything about the placement of pockets, zippers, latchets, buckles and handles has been a deliberate choice by a top designer meant to benefit the user. There are no corners cut here.”
The Ristretto for iPad is now shipping in all colors: Black/Steel, Black/Wasabi, Olive/Cayenne, Cocoa/Steel, Cocoa/Cayenne, Navy/Steel, and Steel/Wasabi.
The Swift is now shipping in all colors: Cocoa/Olive, Olive/Plum, Plum/Black, Conifer/Black, Steel/Steel, Black/Black, Kiwi/Black, Crimson/Black, and Indigo/Black.
The Super Ego is now shipping in all colors: Black/Crimson/Steel, Black/Steel/Wasabi, and Black/Black/Steel.
Ying specializes with the single needle sewing machine and works on sub-assemblies, like building pockets. In this photo, she’s working on the sub-assembly of the Checkpoint Flyer.
Candi works with the single needle sewing machine. In the above photo, she’s adding the drawstring hem to the Yarn Stuff Sacks.
Lulu is a part of our Quality Assurance and Final Inspection crew. In this photo, she’s trimming loose threads off of Padded Organizer Pouches.
Tom has been designing and making bags since 1972. Travel bags, laptop bags, and backpacks. The best materials and innovative construction. Learn more about us.
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