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Topic: Beer Holster: My First Leather Project Ever! (handful of pics)  (Read 1566 times)
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« on: June 20, 2013 03:35:40 PM »

A friend of mine who is a furniture designer and maker for a company on the east coast shipped me a box of leather scraps from their scrap bin!  I had to get through a few other projects (see my MV post here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423832.0#axzz2WnTpJeDD ) before I could concentrate on this and decided to modify a project from that party: Beer Holster!



I'm not going to mail it with a bottle, but I wanted to illustrate what it was so I found some clip art online to use for that purpose and I thought it made better photos, so those are what follow.



The "back" is made from two layers attached together with contact cement.  The holster is attached to that with leather rivets.

A sidelong glance:


Take it from the top:


What it looks like with a belt through the slots:


She loves red so I chose that from the colorful selection she sent.  It fits cans, too!  I'm going to request an action shot, so hopefully she'll comply.



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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013 03:06:28 AM »

Wow! Great job. I love the color of the leather. Was it hard to work with?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013 07:16:21 AM »

Wow! Great job. I love the color of the leather. Was it hard to work with?

Thanks!  Isn't it a pretty red?  It was pretty easy to work with, actually.  I think partly because I've worked with lots of vinyl + have some of the tools already like sharp shears, a leather punch and the anvil, etc. to set the rivets and partly because you don't have to worry about fraying edges, certain seam allowances and that kind of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013 08:13:54 AM »

How fun!  It looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013 10:19:01 PM »

My husband wouldn't leave the house without this if I made one for him! So neat!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013 07:18:33 AM »

Thanks!  I keep forgetting to print up the label and mail it.  Maybe today will be the day and then in a few more days I can get an action shot.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013 06:00:52 AM »

It looks great, and the colour is amazing! I know so many guys who would love one of those.
And lucky scoring all the leather scraps!
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