This post is mainly to clear a bad backlog of things that were supposed to go on the blog. Some of these things I made as long as 10 months ago, others a few weeks back. They’re not big projects (that’s why it’s another small leather projects post, of course), but I think they’re worth sharing with you.
Project #1: a simple porte carte
I made a porte carte before, out of non-veg-tan leather. This is an upgraded version of that one. The vegetable tanned leather can be wet formed to fit perfectly around your cards, and is far more rigid than most other leather. It also ages more nicely. I used a stud instead of a button as a more sturdy and durable closing mechanism. It’s hand stitched with waxed linen thread.
Project #2: a sheath for an adze
And here’s some pictures from the making process:
Project #3: a scandinavian-style sheath for a tiny knife, with a wooden liner
Project #4: a simple sheath for a pair of scissors
I made this sheath while on vacation. My girlfriend took the scissors so that she could cut my hair, which she hadn’t come around to before we left. I thought they were a bit unsafe to carry around in her bag without a sheath, so I made one. I only had very basic leatherworking tools with me, so it didn’t turn out as neat as it would have at home. It’s very functional, though, and ridiculously easy to make.
Project #5: some more quick and easy sheaths
Bonus (because this project is more textile than leather): a waxed linen and leather case for small tools, lined with felt
This is how it’s made: