Introduction: Leather Catch-all

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A quick, easy, and stylish way to collect all of your crap at the end of the day (cellphone, keys, wallet, change, etc.).

Step 1: Gather Materials

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As always, the first step is to gather up your materials:
- 1 Iron
- 1 swatch leather or suede
- 1 tiny green tee shirt (for padding the iron on the suede, and yes, you must use green)
- 1 Pencil
- 1 measuring tape or ruler
- 1 pair scissors
- 4 2-pronged brad-style leather beads
- All of your pocket crap

Step 2: Cut and Form

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I wanted my catch-all to be a square, but my suede piece was rectangular. A quick trim with the scissors fixed that problem.

Regardless of whether you choose a rectangle or a square, the next step is to measure, mark, and fold the sides in at 1 inch. Then use the iron (with tiny green t-shirt protector) to make a distinct crease on all 4 sides, as seen in the photo.

Step 3: Pinch and Poke

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Next, pinch the corners where they intersect and poke the bead tips through. If your leather is too thick (or if you are a weakling), you may want to use the scissors (or a leather punch) to help you.

Just bend the two brad-style tabs together to secure.

Repeat this step for all 4 corners.

Step 4: Fill With Crap

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Next, fill it up with your crap.

When you get home from work, drop in your phone, wallet, keys, change...whatever.


meddler (author)2007-04-28

Neat,i just use my old beret from the army

foxtrot4697 (author)meddler2009-01-25

i got a beret from my great grandpa, its got a kangaroo on it.

Gage987 (author)2008-06-14

why green?

=SMART= (author)Gage9872008-09-28

its a joke

_soapy_ (author)2007-08-28

I just leave all my stuff in my pockets and on my belt. When I change them I swap everything over. Mind you, I'd need a far bigger catch-all than this!

karen608 (author)2007-04-29

Very nice! I have a lot of stuff so i'd like to make it taller,using more brads up the side, and clip the pointed flaps off. Great, durable project. And so much cooler than a plastic bin. Plus very creative use of materials.

JakeTobak (author)2007-04-28

I love it, but I love anything leather =P

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