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5 Tools Every Beginner Leather Craftsman Should Have

Leatherwork is a highly-rewarding hobby and craft that anybody can take up. You allow yourself to be creative, while making rugged items out of leather that will endure overtime. If you want to embark on a journey into the world of leatherwork, you are going to need some tools. Once you have these, there is no stopping you from creating things out of leather that you will be proud of. Below are the essential tools every beginner leather craftsman should have. Cutting Tool Since you will likely be buying a leather hide, you will need a good cutting tool made for cutting leather. This could take the form of a regular utility knife, rotary cutter, Xacto, round knife, a box...

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3 Stylish DIY Leather Projects for Him

It's almost a rite of passage for men to work on projects using materials that are raw, rugged and rough and leather projects are no exception. Working with a material such as leather is very satisfying especially after seeing the end result and enjoying the natural aging process of your handmade projects which keeps looking better as it ages and wears over time. Check out these stylish DIY leather projects that men, and women (no ladies we are not leaving you out) everywhere enjoy crafting. Coasters Making leather coasters is a classic leather craft project. It's incredibly simple to make and has practical everyday use. All you need to make leather coasters is some leather hide, scissors, and a sewing machine,...

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Cheap and Easy DIY Leather Projects

Leather is really enjoyable to work with, especially when it comes to cheap DIY projects. It's very empowering and satisfying to have something you made fashioned out of a beautiful leather hide. If you are interested in getting started on some DIY leather projects, here are a few great places to start. You will get to hone in on the skills you need to work on more advanced projects later on. Leather Tool Roll Every leather crafter needs a tool roll, so why not make one out of leather yourself? This is a simple DIY project that will involve using a sewing machine, if you want to take the fast route. However, if you want a more ¨handmade¨ look and...

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Leather is not JUST Leather. Here are the Four Main Types.

You may think of leather as something that is just that: leather. However, there's several flavors to this material, which may surprise you! We are going to go over four main types of leather you will find, which are used in everything from jackets to chairs. Without further ado, let's get right into them. Full Grain & Top Grain Leather Leather is considered top grain material if it is modified in any way. When the entire grain stays intact, it is full grain. Full grain leather may have certain blemishes, yet maintains a high price tag. Although Full Grain leather gets a lot of hype but Top grain leather is what is most widely used because it is a durable...

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Christmas leather craft projects and gift ideas

6 Wonderful Christmas Crafts and gift ideas The holidays are a season of love, laughter, and family. What better way to fill the holidays than with some DIY authentic leather projects? Use the six festive crafts below to create a little Christmas spirit with your family. Your creations can be the perfect gift for others or hold onto them as a gift for yourself to enjoy!   Holiday Ornament Bring in the whole family to make adorable leather Christmas ornaments. Almost every age of person can create their own leather ornament and present their masterpiece on the family tree or as a holiday gift. The steps to create this ornament are simple, but the results present a modern and artistic...

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