Leather Whip




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It is very easy to make with just a few tools and supplies. 

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Step 1: Things You Will Need

what you will need
Chalk or wax marking tool
Rotary cutter and mat
Glue that works on leather - It  needs to stay flexible once it has dried.
20 x24" piece of Leather, light weight with a nice soft finish on the other side.
I bought mine at a hobby store.

Step 2:

Mark the leather with the chalk on the wrong side( the soft side). If you don't have a chalk pen you can mark the face with a ball point pen but it is not forgiving at all! You need to mark out a 18 x 24" rectangle.

Step 3: Cut Out With Rotary Cutter.

Cut out with rotary cutter.

Step 4:

Mark  5 1/2 inches  along the 24 inch  length.

Step 5:

Mark  ever 1/2 inch, up to the 5 1/2 inch the full length. You are making out the strips to be cut. the 5 1/2 x 24 inch unmarked section will become the handle.

Step 6:

Cut with rotary along the 1/2" marks. be sure not to cut into the unmarked section

Step 7:

Spread glue along the uncut portion of the leather. I used the nozzle then my fingers to speread the glue In a thin layer. This takes a bit if time but the extra time helps the glue get a little tacky.

Step 8:

Roll the leather up as tight as you can in the glued area. Try to get the first roll as tiny as possible so the handle is round and not oval instead.

Step 9:

Once the handle is rolled trace the end on to a scrap piece of leather. Cut out the circle. this will cover the end up.  

Step 10:

this will cover the end up.  glue on. i left mine bigger then cut back after it was glued on.

Step 11:

It's finished.

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    9 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great Instructable! I just made one of these using the leather seat of a broken office chair. The piece of leather ended up being 20" x 20" after I cut off the sides. I wrapped the handle part of the leather around a 1/4" wooden dowel and used string to wrap the handle in place of the glue.


    6 years ago on Step 11

    This is actually a flogger, not a whip, but a nice, simple design. To help with keeping the handle round, you can use a wood dowel wrapped in the leather to strengthen it and make it round. :)

    Also, upholstery tacks along the outer edge of the handle can add a nice touch. :)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Whether it be a whip or a flogger who cares - I like it because it's kinky ;-) Good job sweety


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable. (To be a bit nit-picky, this is a flogger, not a whip.) I've been using a similar technique for years. Rather than use the rolled leather for a handle, I turn wooden handles on a lathe, bore out the end and then glue the roll into the handle. After the glue dries, I bore a hole through the wood and the leather roll and insert a brass pin to reinforce the joint. Using this method, you only need to leave about two inches uncut for the roll. It does, of course, require a lathe and some simple woodworking skills. For material to make the floggers, check your local thrift shops. I've found numerous leather and suede skirts, dresses and jackets for as little as 25 cents each. You can make several floggers from a single garment, depending on the length and size.


    6 years ago on Step 11

    Looks good - I like the simplicity. Think I'd have to decorate it with some fancy knotwork if I make one :)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't realise it would be so easy.

    Good write-up.