In this Tutorial I'll show you how to make a simple but cool leather key cover.

The tools I was using:

  • Sharp Knife (you can use xacto knife)
  • Metall ruller
  • Leather hole punch
  • Awl
  • Leather stitching needle
  • Polyester or Nylon Thread

Step 1: Check Out the Video =)

Here I'm showing how easy to make this awesome key cover.

Step 2: Cutting the Leather.

For this project I decided to use a vegetable oil tanned leather. It's 2mm thick and very firm. But it's not necessary to use a leather that thick.

Download this template to cut your leather. - Download

Then cut a rectangular piece by using the template. My key is 25mm wide, so if you have a different size of key, you need to create your own template.

Step 3: Punching Holes

Use an awl to punch holes for sewing. Then use a hole punch to make two holes for the key ring.

Step 4: Sewing

I was using special leather stitching needles to sew the leather. But it's not necessary. You can use regular needle to do that.

For this key I was using a saddle stitch method.

Step 5: Cut Your Corners

After sewing everything together you can cut the corners of the key cover.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Fancy Key Cover =)

And don't forget to visit my website and youtube channel for more tutorials like this.



I like it .good ideas.
<p>Nice work! Great idea to keep hot keys covered.</p>
<p>Not sure if I liked your video or a nice tune by Al Greene</p>
<p>Awesome Work! I love all the attention to detail!</p>
<p>super awesome man.</p>
<p>Video is great superbly shot and edited. Putting the ring in the keyhole is now a another sweating task !</p>
gonna get some leather n try this, looks great!
<p>The video is amazing. As always really :)</p>

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