In this video, Chuck Dorsett makes a leather drawstring pouch. These drawstring pouches are easy projects that don’t require a lot of time or experience. The pouches are hand-stitched around the body and then a drawstring is attached at the top for the closure. The ideal leather to use for these pouches is a 3/4 oz. soft leather. We hope you have fun with this simple and easy project! Tools and Materials List
We’ve had several questions about the leather stitch groover, which is one of Chuck’s go-to tools so, in this video, we’ll show you some tips and tricks on this handy tool. This tool creates stitch lines as well as decorative cuts and edge lines.
In this weeks’ video, Chuck gives some helpful hints on how to cut a straight edge onto a hide and then cutting straight straps from there. Chuck also shows how to cut soft, thin leather without getting a “rippled” cut.
In this week’s The Leather Element video, Chuck makes a fun pumpkin mouse pad. The face of the mousepad is carved, tooled and painted and then a suede backer is added to keep the mousepad in place. The carved pumpkin can also be used as fall decor. The dye ratio for the orange color is 4 yellow to 1 red Fiebing’s Pro Dye Chuck uses a swivel knife and a beveler to carve and tool the pumpkin and the leaves. Shop Swivel Knives Beveler Tracing Film Angelus Paint Fiebing’s Pro Dye
Making a mask for a costume is an easy project to make out of leather! Chuck shows some simple ways to get patterns that can then be transferred onto leather, wet formed and adding a variety of decorations. The possibilities are endless! There are still a few weeks before Halloween if you’re still trying to figure out your costume.