In this Instructable I'll take you through the steps I used in transforming a few pieces of raw leather into a high-quality and long-lasting tablet case, lined with suede. If you're new to working with leather, I will take you through each step I went through. I learned how to do leather tooling when I was in the Army in 2002. A very kind disabled veteran taught me how to work with leather back then and we spent many hours on it together. But, more than 10 years passed and my leather and supplies were locked away in the basement until now. I had to buy a few more things and was ready to go. Thanks to Instructables for creating this contest and igniting my interest again! I really missed leather tooling and am so happy to be back into it now. * Please note, I created this for my Kindle fire, which is close to 4 3/4" wide by 7 1/4 - 7 1/2 inches tall. You'll need to make adjustments to work with whatever device you have.
If you're new to leather tooling or working with leather and want more information, there are some great books available. I saved my book, "Leathercraft Tools," by Al Stohlman for many years and it was a great reference guide for using all sorts of tools and figuring out how to do almost any technique you can think of with leather. It's a very useful resource.
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