Introduction: Leather Key Cover

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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.

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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

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

Step 4: Sewing

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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

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

Step 6: Enjoy Your Fancy Key Cover =)

Picture of Enjoy Your Fancy Key Cover =)

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


Althea MaeH (author)2015-07-01


rashid1978 (author)2015-02-22

I like it .good ideas.

robolimbo (author)2015-02-22

Nice work! Great idea to keep hot keys covered.

dlhoefer (author)2015-02-22

Not sure if I liked your video or a nice tune by Al Greene

mememaster (author)2015-02-18

Awesome Work! I love all the attention to detail!

3366carlos (author)2015-02-18

super awesome man.

samalert (author)2015-02-18

Video is great superbly shot and edited. Putting the ring in the keyhole is now a another sweating task !

STYRFING (author)2015-02-18

gonna get some leather n try this, looks great!

Raitis (author)2015-02-18

The video is amazing. As always really :)

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