Monthly Archives: March 2014
It’s been a long time since I used my leather tools. The reason being that when the weather is as cold as it has been , my hands are like blocks of ice, and it is a bit dangerous trying to cut and stitch with no feeling in them.
So now the weather is warming up, I am able to start doing some leather work again .
I thought I would practise on some small items before getting into designing and making anything too complicated
Making this coin purse uses quite a few techniques, so it is a good piece to start with.
STEPS USED TO MAKE POCKET PURSE
1. Make a pattern
2. Mark out and cut leather
3. Cut grooves in back side of leather so that it can fold easily
4. Make holes for fastener
5. Punch and carve a pattern on flap
6. Mark out stitching holes
7. Glue and clamp the two edges
8. Saddle stitch
9. Burnish the edges smooth
10. Add fastener & polish
…. and that’s all there is to it .