- I work in a building where most the doors require a 'pass-card' to unlock
- I keep my expensive headphones locked in my desk
- I just received my business cards & now I'll be expected to have them on hand.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
paper & pen/pencil (for pattern making)
scissors or craft knife
eyelet/grommet & setting tool(s)
self-healing cutting mat
sewing machine & thread -or thimble & thread for hand sewing
Step 2: Make Pattern & Cut Pieces
You can use the pattern I made or draw your own.
Once your pattern is finalized, lay the pieces out on your leather. Always mark the back of the leather, however make sure that the grain or pattern (if any) is the same for all pieces. Now, cut out your pcs.
(Note the pattern shows only 1 "side" piece- however you need to cut two of them.)
Step 3: Sew!
I started mine on my machine & had to finish the bottom corners by hand.
-make sure you don't accidentally sew the diagonal line for your back slip pckt, that shld stay loose.
Step 4: Attach Eyelet and Make the Slits for Closure
Use a leather punch to make a hole slightly smaller than your eyelet. Then place the eyelet & use your tool to secure it.
Fold the top flap closed & mark where the slits should be. Use a craft knife to cut the slits, making sure to put a cutting mat or something thick & expendable under that layer only & protecting the rest of the piece.