My thumb and index finger are extremely sore from stitching the leather paper bag. I decided to try something different, leather lacing that doesn’t require any stitching using the needle.
To begin with, anything small 6mm width leather lace would require a needle prong. I am trying to avoid needle for the time being. Perfect timing to try out leather lacing that I have wanted to work on some time ago.
Here’s something I managed to make in about 3 hours:
– cutting the paper template
– cutting the leather
– punching the hole
– lacing up
The inner part seems a bit “raw”, but I guess this could do. I didn’t cut off the left over lace, it could be useful to just tie my jewelries about.
Designing the closing of the flap is tricky:
– should i use magnet ?
I wanted to give it a more harmonious look, and decided to try making a leather buckle… This is made by rolling the leather of a 20cm length (5cm to 1cm funnel width). I guess it’s not too bad.
This is how it looks like finally.
Next experiment – different lacing technique. I sill have to figure out the cornering.