I found a great little iPad case on a Japanese site, so of course I bought it with no confidence I would actually receive the bag...they didn't officially ship to the US and the site was Japanese language only, and my emails were never returned. I figured if never get the bag so I went ahead and tried to make my own version... tweaking the design to my specs but keeping the spirit of the bag I saw. it was a challenge because the zipper work isn't something I had done before. this first prototype version is made with crappy leather and really just a test so it's not numbered and it's pretty rough, but it was enough to get me to versions 2 and 3 of the bag. somewhere between version 2 and 3 the actual bag did show up from japan, and it's a beauty. it's all machine stitched so it's much more delicate than my heavy duty hand stitched bags, but in that world it's really quite nice. the design of this bag is very slim and no frills, but does a good job at holding all my stuff so I'm pretty obsessed with this design at the moment.