Starting out with Leather Crafting

As someone who's always on the lookout for new hobbies, I certainly never thought leather crafting would be one of them! The Basic Leather Crafting Workshop at Soul Flower, Co. was the perfect way to step a little bit outside of my comfort zone.

(Basic Leather Crafting projects, from left to right: card booklet; hand-stamped bag tag; and hand-stitched pouch)

It was a little daunting at first, especially when it came time to do the saddle-stitching on the pouch, but the projects were pretty simple and lots of fun to make.

(Clockwise from bottom left: cord organizer; hand-stitched pouch; key fob; and hand-stamped bag tag)

I gave my card booklet to my mother as a gift, but pictured above are all the projects I made during the workshop (plus a couple of extras)! Though mine wasn't exactly perfect, I definitely enjoyed making the bag tag the most since it gave us the opportunity to make our own designs using decorative stamps. Minimalism is a bit hard when you love floral patterns as much as I do!

After trying my hand at making the practical leather goods from the workshop, I decided to put my creativity to the test and experiment with projects of my own.

Using small bits of spare leather, I tried making fruit-shaped key fobs and ended up really happy with the results! I want to explore more designs in the future and perhaps even make my own collection of small leather goods.

It may be a while before I perfect my technique, but I'm positive that I'll be taking this pastime with me going forward. Maybe I'll even try making a bag next time!

Want to try Basic Leather Crafting yourself? Just click here to sign up!

 

Chuu Diaz

Chuu is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves drawing food and plants. She enjoys trying out new art styles and likes the color pink a bit too much.