Make a Leather Key Fob or Wristlet Strap
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.
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
Learn how to:
  • 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 
What you’ll get:
  • 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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Class Reviews
359 users recommended this class to a friend
Jacqueline Kelly
Very cool class. I’ve always been curious about working with leather and this is a great starting project.
January 12, 2023
Anna David
It was really helpful to see just how many tools are needed for a simple leather project.
January 7, 2023
Emma Gonzalez
She was so good at demonstrating and instructing all the steps.
More than 3 months ago