Beginner | 38 min
Specializing in artisan-made leather handbags, accessories, and home décor, Treasure of Nikki&Mallory designs feature a contemporary style with a bohemian edge. In this class, she shares her expert tips and tricks for working with leather while teaching you how to make a beautiful eyeglass case. You'll begin by cutting leather with a paper template, preparing stitch holes with chisels, and sewing your project together by hand. For a finished and professional look, Treasure shows you how to burnish and dye your leather edges and add a little bit of hardware for a closure. These wide range of techniques establish a broad skill set, preparing you for even more exciting leather projects.
Learn how to:
  • Make an eyeglass case with leather
  • Sew leather by hand
  • Mark and chisel out stitch holes
  • Burnish and dye leather edges
  • Add hardware
  • Use an array of leather-working tools

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from Treasure of Nikki&Mallory on how to make an eyeglasses case
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Chapters
Make a Leather Eyeglass Case
00:39
01:44
04:38
15:58
15:42
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 12" x 5" and 8" x 9" pieces of 1.6mm thick Italian leather or 3-4oz vegged tan leather
  • Two small 1/4" button studs
  • Rotary cutter and cutting surface
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Edge kote
  • Edge dye roller pin
  • Small container or bowl
  • Pounding board or wood block
  • Mallet
  • Rotary leather punch
  • 2-prong and 4-prong 4mm chisels
  • 5.0 buttonhole punch
  • Edge stitch groover
  • Large harness needle
  • 0.8 Tiger thread
  • 1/4" double-sided tape for leather
  • Gum tragacanth
  • Wool dauber
  • Round awl
  • Emery board
  • Leather edge burnisher
  • Optional: brass clips, small pliers
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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