Dye a piece of leather into desirable shade.Cut to exact measurement, attach necessary hardware if applicable.Saddle stitch. Apply masking tape around the edges to prepare for edge dying. Grove inside the folds to make it fold easily. Finish! Left: the single compartment card holder. Right: two-fold wallet.
I learned about how to dye your leather in a workshop and I wanted to apply patterns to make a piece more personal. I used these drafting dots as masking tape and applied on a piece of vegetable tanned leather. The dye I use is from tandyleatherfactory.com, where I got most of my leather tools and supplies. I applied it with thick paper towel in circular motion. After it dries I removed the dots. I also rubbed the surface with […]
First of all, this is me at the leather workshop haha.Since I’m obsessed with leather, I moved around my classes for a week just to sneak in this leather workshop held by the RISD apparel department. I had a blast! Here are some pictures I took during the workshop: Master’s tool box! Different types of leather and their tanning process: Master’s demo! I can’t wait to try the new saddle stitch method I learned so here is a little something […]