Introduction: Bleed Knot Leather Keychain
Watch the how-to video and print instructions here.
Project Summary: Looking for scrap leather projects? Use leather remnants and a few basic leathercraft tools to create a beautiful handmade leather keychain.
What You’ll Need:
· Assorted Leather Remnant Bag (75-4916)
· Poly Cutting Board (65-2916)
· Cushion Grip Snap Off Knife (65-2860)
· Brass Plated Key Ring, 1" (06800-BP-1)
Step 1: Cut Leather to ¾" by 8" or 10"
Step 2: Add Key Ring
Slide a Key Ring on, and hold this in the center of the strap.
Step 3: Cut a Slit in Leather
With the strap unfolded, and the Key Ring in the middle of the strap, cut a slit lengthwise in the front strap roughly ½" down from the Key Ring and about ¾" long.
Step 4: Push Back Strap Through Slit
Take the back strap and bring the tapered tip through the front strap and pull tight. Now this strap becomes the front strap.
Step 5: Cut Another Slit
Cut a slit lengthwise on the front strap roughly ¾" below the last cut and roughly ¾" long.
Step 6: Pull Back Strap Through Slit
Pull the back strap through the slit and tighten. This strap now becomes the front strap. Note: Pulling the back through the front twice is good, but feel free to add as many “pull-throughs” as you wish.
Congratulations! Your leather keychain is complete!