HOW TO MAKE A LEATHER CELL PHONE CASE
This is my FIRST EVER leather good. So from scratch i am quite proud of it. In this video I make a leather case/pouch for my cell phone! I get some help from local leather maker Ryan from Rustbelt Mercantile (Instagram.com/Rustbeltmerc).
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Step 1: Choose Your Hide and Cut Out Shape
Pick your section of hide. Layout your selected area with a straight edge and cut your section using a brand new razor blade.
Step 2: Cut Holes and Curves
Center and punch the hole for the bottom of the case. Layout template for the curve on the top of the case, and cut with a sharp knife. Bevel the edge with your edge beveler.
Step 3: Seal and Burnish Flap Edge
Apply Eco-Flo Gum Tragacanth to edge of bevelled curve. Burnish on the drill press.
Step 4: Taper Corners and Cut Holes for Stitching
Use corner tool to taper base of the case. Then mark lines for the thread holes. Pre mark, and stamp the holes for the belt loop on both the front and loop flap. Then saddle stitch together
Step 5: Repeat on the Sides
Repeat process for edge stitching. Mark holes, punch, and saddle stitch sides together.
Step 6: Sand Flush , Burnish , and FINISH!
Use the sander to flush edges. Add bee's wax and burnish. You're done!
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