Learn about pattern-making when working with leather
Learn how to shape edges
Learn how to "wet-mold" leather
Learn techniques for gluing leather
Learn how to Saddle Stitch
Learn different methods for finishing leather
Learn how to safely use an awl when working with leather
Kevin has had a lifelong interest in the outdoors. His hobbies include hiking, canoeing, beekeeping and leatherwork. He has drawn great inspiration from the life and mindset of Daniel Boone, growing up not far from his final homestead in Missouri. Kevin has been making his own belts, knives, knife sheaths and other leather gear for over a decade. He has also served as a volunteer instructor teaching leather work to kids and young adults in his community.
- Welcome from Kevin
- Resources & Materials List [DOWNLOADS]
- Design & Layout
- Shaping Edges
- Wet Molding
- Belt Loop, Closure, and Button
- Gluing Leather
- Making the Holes to Stitch the Sides
- Stitching Prep & Saddle Stitching
- Finishing Leather
- Wrap Up & Thank You
The course is supplied with a very detailed downloadable materials list but below are the specialized items.
- Leather itself-one 12 x 12 piece of vegetable tan 5 to 7 oz. leather (a common size and type sold) will make two pouches.
- Blunt leather sewing needles (detailed in course materials).
- Leather stitching string (detailed in course materials).
- If you want a brown finish, then leather dye is recommended as well as a specific top coat (detailed in course materials).
The rest of the items, including something to punch holes in leather, (awl, blade awl, drill bit (1/16th), or even a finish nail) can be purchased at any hardware or Wal-Mart type store.