Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Sara-s, Jul 7, 2022.
@gorgo2 that is some nice repurposing!
A side note to this is that I ordered some low-odor leather cement. The dope who filled the order, sent the smellier stuff. The reason I was given was that them product I wanted was on backorder, but this is "pretty much the same, but stronger". It never occurred to anyone to ask me what I wanted to do, before shipping it. Since it's clear that this company won't make this right, I will use what I have, but not ever deal with them again.
Of course, now I have a strong-smelling chemical, not to mention the smelly solvent. So, I got a metal ammo can to store them, so odors are contained. I cut some warning decals from adhesive vinyl to label it. It does contain the odors, in case you were wondering. (When I was working, I recall that any hazardous chemicals in the Science labs were stored in metal cabinets.
I finished 3 eyeglass cases, made from Tandy kits.
I had some trouble with the hardware that came with it (snaps & rivets.) I have better ones in my stash, so I used mine, but had to remove a couple first. That led to a couple of scratches on the leather, but it’s always a learning experience.
The red one is for my niece Samantha, who asked for one. The other 2 are for me.
I started a new project today- a passport cover. I don’t have any immediate travel plans; it just looked like a project that was within my skill set.
I have cut the leather (3 pieces) and rounded the corners.
It’s done! My hands & arms are tired from all the hammering & sewing, but it’s done. I had one slight problem with the aligning of stitches, but overall, I am pleased. I really love the way the red stitching looks.
Today I made a coaster and a lighter sleeve.
Lookin' good, Sara!
Thanks @swarden43 BTW, I just signed up for my first leather working class at Tandy (the store in Lyndhurst). It will be a class on leather carving & will take place in May-in fact, on my birthday.
Meanwhile, I bought a heavy-duty sewing machine for leather. (It should work for denim as well, though I don’t sew clothing.) It’s the Janome HD3000. Goes through leather like my other machines go through cotton.
Gettin' serious about this leather working, eh?
Yes I am, @swarden43 ! For my birthday (yesterday) my husband started by giving me a book on leather crafting. Then, he took me to the Tandy Leather store in Lyndhurst, for a shopping spree. Along with a double-shoulder of 2-3 ounce leather, here is the haul;
I got to use the new machine to make an iPad cover for myself, in red leather.
Then, I made another iPad sleeve for Hubby, in veg-tanned leather, which is stiffer than the chrome-tanned that I used for the red one. I had some difficulties; I need to experiment with different machine feet.
Hubby’s case with iPad inside:
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