Beginner | 14 min 34 sec
Learn how to make a super simple, stylish key fob with basic leather-working tools. Elke Bergeron shows you how to turn your strap into a wristlet, or add a clip to attach it to your favorite clutch. This quick class is a great introduction to leather working, and a fun way to practice your skills.
Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Natural veg-tan belting quality leather (about 8-9 oz), long enough to make a key fob
- Poly board
- Rivet setter
- Edge burnisher
- Poly hammer
- Two sponges (or one sponge cut in half)
- Small jar of water
- Key ring
- Rivet (to match your key ring)
- ½” end punch
- Leather punch to match the size of your rivet post (Elke uses 1/8” punch)
- Tailor’s awl
- Edge beveller (#4)
- Strap cutter
- Leather conditioner
- Tape measure
- Use a strap cutter to evenly cut leather strips
- Use an end punch to finish the ends of your strap
- Use an edge beveller to round out raw edges
- Use an edge burnisher to soften and smooth out beveled edges
- Condition your leather
- Use a leather punch to create rivet holes
- Secure a rivet through the leather to create a loop around a key ring
- Learn how to work with leather and leather-working tool by making a stylish key fobStep-by-step instruction on making a leather key fab and wristlet
- Detailed supply list
- Expert instruction from Elke Bergeron
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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359 users recommended this class to a friend
Very cool class. I’ve always been curious about working with leather and this is a great starting project.
January 12, 2023
It was really helpful to see just how many tools are needed for a simple leather project.
January 7, 2023
She was so good at demonstrating and instructing all the steps.
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