Space comes at a premium in Vancouver, and it’s the rarity of it that makes Levi’s leatherworking process so special. She handcrafts all of her handsome leather goods out of her apartment-cum-studio, 600 square feet of space that’s an overlap of living and making—her sewing machine is in the walk-in; her leatherworking tools are tucked away in a dresser in the living room. Levi’s process starts with sketches and then paper forms. After prototyping with paper, Levi moves onto leather, cutting each pattern, dyeing edges, punching holes and for smaller goods, even sewing, all by hand. Once complete, new pieces are tested for weeks through daily use. With the beauties she’s turning out, we think she’s certainly making the space work.