Making a Leather Drawstring Pouch

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

The Leather Element: Making a Fall Pumpkin Mouse Pad

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
Tracing Film
Angelus Paint
Fiebing’s Pro Dye