Documenting all the small leather goods and accessories I made from using the remnant/scrap leather bought in this post. I’ve included tutorial links as well for some of the projects. These are mostly the simplest types of projects because I don’t have much experience working with leather and crafting small leather goods. So these were really good practice projects and I mostly made stuff that I knew I would use.
List of projects, click to jump to that project:
- Cable Tie/ Holder/ Wraps
- Triangle coin pouch
- Key Chain
- Envelope Cash / Coin / Card Wallet/ Pouch (no sew)
- Sunglasses sleeve (No sew)
- Lens cap holder
- Sewing Awl Sheath / Cover
- Apple Pencil Sleeve
#1 Cable Tie / Holder / Wraps
I think this is one of the most simple and basic leather projects for beginners. My mom liked it so much that she asked me to make a whole bunch for her, lol. I tested with the suede leather and made 6 for my mom using the firmer leather as I found that it was better than using a soft leather.
I didn’t follow a tutorial but here’s one that looks easy to follow:
#2 Triangle coin pouch
Saw this all over Pinterest and thought it was simple enough to make and didn’t require any sewing (at this stage I had limited tools to work with). Turned out pretty nice but only practical enough to hold a few coins. Might be good to use for keeping jewelry or small items (sim card, bobby pins, etc) while travelling though.
Also if you have some pretty pastel colored leather it could potentially be a nice little bridesmaid gift.
I didn’t use any tutorial (it was simple enough that I drew my own template). But here’s one that is easy to follow but is a much bigger size than what I made:
#3 Key chain
Made this just because I saw this (
https://duramfactory.com/collections/key-chain/products/leather-key-chain) on pinterest and thought it was interesting to make a key chain that can be looped onto a bag strap/ belt etc.
Found a tutorial that is very similar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGuo4mzuliQ
#4 Envelope Cash / Coin / Card Wallet/ Pouch (no sew)
Also a super popular beginner leather crafting project, with satisfying results. 🙂 I made two from two different templates.
#5 Sunglasses sleeve (No sew)
Was trying to figure out what to do with the big piece of suede and decided to make a simple sleeve for my sunnies. Used contact adhesive to glue to edges together and reinforced with rivets.
Modified from this tutorial:
#6 Lens cap holder
This one I made because I needed a better way to keep my lens cap when I’m using my camera. Normally when I’m on holiday I just shove the lens cap into my pants pocket and have on one occasion misplaced it in my backpack.
Looks shabby because I didn’t follow any tutorials and just kind winged it. LOL. It works great and I can hook it onto my camera strap so I’ll never lose it. 🙂 Also this was fun because I had just bought a leather tools set that came with a sewing awl. Sewing leather is challenging, but I think the sewing awl is great for beginners.
#7 Sewing Awl Sheath / Cover
Speaking of sewing awls, mine didn’t come with a proper casing so I figured I could use some of the leftover leather to make a small sheath / cover for it. Didn’t follow any tutorials, but I think this is very similar:
#8 Apple Pencil sleeve
In a similar vein to the sewing awl sleeve, I realized I could do the same and make a longer one for my Apple Pencil. I’m using the old Apple Pencil so it doesn’t attach via magnet to my iPad. Figured it would be good to have a sleeve to protect the pencil since I tend to just dump it into my black hole of a handbag. This was quick and easy to make once I got a hang of using the sewing awl. The lock stitch is still not the best for soft thin leather (harder to hide the “knot” in between the leather) but at least it works.