Introduction: Simple Leather Briefcase

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Anyone can easily create this Simple Leather Briefcase.

Step 1: Materials & Cut Out the Pattern & Punching

Picture of Materials & Cut Out the Pattern & Punching


1) Leather (scrap of vegetable tanned leather, Thickness 2mm)

2) Rivets - 4~5mm , 12ea

3) Punch - 2mm, 3mm

4) Thread & Needle

Step 2: Smoothing Edges & Applying Finishes

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1. Use Edge Beveler on the edges

2. Applying finishes on the total area ( You can use just Water ^^)

3. Please fold the form of a bag

Step 3: Put a Rivet

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1. After puching and put the rivet

Now this bag is almost finished.

Step 4: For Handle !!

Picture of For Handle !!

The Handle is very important.

1. Cut out the Handle-pattern & Attached to the leather Bond.

2. Griffe Size 4mm for Sewing.

3. The stitching is strong.

4. Use Edge Beveler on the Handle - edges

Step 5: Handle Connection

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1. punching & use rivet for Handle connection

Step 6: Completion !!!

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About 2 Hours, This bag is completed.

The magazine, about 5 books in the Bag!

Thank you.

See you next the leather craft.

Step 7: Pattern (bag & Handle)

Picture of Pattern (bag & Handle)

So many requests for this pattern.

Pattern can be printed and used.

Please use the size changing, You can create a big bag & small bag.

It also includes a handle ^^


anetteap (author)2016-01-08

HI, This is ssooooo cool. PLEASE help with a pattern or at least dimensions?

kanglamo (author)2015-12-13

very nice and elegant! what's the metal item in step 5?

Andersenleather (author)2015-10-27

This bag has such clean lines which makes it look very elegant. How are the snap buttons holding up? The have to deal with a great deal of load if you put anything heavy in the bag

cgates30 (author)2015-08-30

If you can save your pattern as a PDF or write the dimensions down (on the template and just take a new photo), many people would try making this. It looks really nice!

BrUUtUUs (author)2014-10-17

pattern would be great!!!

AAAHan (author)BrUUtUUs2014-10-26

Thank you so much!!

This is a very simple pattern. ^^

BrUUtUUs (author)AAAHan2014-10-26

Where can i find the pattern?

AAAHan (author)BrUUtUUs2014-11-03

Posted a pattern. Please print and use. ^^

taricp35 (author)AAAHan2015-08-19

No, you posted a photo of the pattern, that is not a pattern. There are no size dimensions shown on the photo so to a novice, the photo would be of no help.

3366carlos (author)2014-10-26


AAAHan (author)3366carlos2014-10-27

Thank you^^

dimdiode (author)2014-10-25

I really like this bag, it is simple yet elegant and very functional. It is an example of straightforward and uncluttered design at it's very best. Well done indeed.

AAAHan (author)dimdiode2014-10-26

Thank you very much. I like this bag too ^^, I am using a laptop bag.

kurisutofu (author)2014-10-10

that looks so nice!
how did you finish the stitching?

AAAHan (author)kurisutofu2014-10-26

You can finished with fire. ^^

Thank you!!

kurisutofu (author)kurisutofu2014-10-10

I should have said sewing, not stitching I guess ;)

bernhardus (author)2014-10-08

hi! any chance you could upload a template for this awesome briefcase, love it!

AAAHan (author)bernhardus2014-10-26

Okay, Thank you so much.

lets build (author)2014-10-05

What was the name of the tool you used to make multiple holes really quickly?

Omnitus (author)lets build2014-10-08

If you mean the tool used to punch multiple lacing holes at once, it's called a lacing chisel. You can find them online or in stores like Tandy's leather.

Or just go onto and search chisel, there's a big selection.

AAAHan (author)lets build2014-10-06

It just leather punch set (made in japan). Thank you.

ffrisell (author)2014-10-07

Very neat! I love the simplicity of it.

AAAHan (author)ffrisell2014-10-07

Thank you!!!

Mielameri (author)2014-10-05

This looks amazing! And amazingly sturdy. Love leather working

AAAHan (author)Mielameri2014-10-06

Thank you Mielameri !!!, you can make it !

Kiteman (author)2014-10-05

Where might one find a copy of the pattern?

AAAHan (author)Kiteman2014-10-06

Um... This pattern is too big sized and not Illustration, so I'm thinking how can i upload.... ^^ Thank you.

KataNinja (author)2014-10-05

I love it. I must make it!

AAAHan (author)KataNinja2014-10-05

Thank you. you can make it !!!

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