Intermediate | 23 min
Taught by Elke Bergeron
If you’ve never worked with leather before, this project is hand punched and stitched so you’ll learn the basics of leather working without needing a sewing machine. You can then apply what you learn to other leather accessories and bags. Elke also shows you how to modify and embellish this minimal clutch for many other styles.

What you will learn:
— Basic leather working
— Hand stitching leather
— Setting rivets and studs
— Choosing a closure

Chapters
Introduction
00:36
Materials
01:14
Clutch Construction
02:53
04:46
03:23
Closures
11:07
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • 3-4 oz. leather (or heavier)
  • variety of leather hole punches
  • strap cutter or rotary cutter
  • strap closure
  • button studs
  • scissors
  • chalk
  • rivets and rivet setter
  • awl
  • thin polyester cording
  • leather needle
  • hammer
  • craft glue
  • cutting board for hole punching
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