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« on: February 23, 2018 08:50:57 AM »

I am making a leather knife roll for my husband, who is a chef, and to practice, I made a sporran for a friend of mine using a part of the hide I bought for the knife roll. It was my very first leather project. The leather carving turned out pretty badly, but I also only had two leather-carving tools, and the rest, including the scoring, was entirely improvised.  All in all, the rest of it turned out rather well. I was pleasantly surprised that my hand-sewing skills translated as well as they did. I made the pattern myself after looking at about 7 different tutorials.



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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018 09:32:33 AM »

That looks great, carving included. Leather work is always impressive, it's not everybody who dares to tackle such a material after all. Nicely done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018 10:04:10 AM »

I never tooled leather, but it seems to me like a great result for a first attempt!
I like the idea that you are going to make a knife roll for your chef husband.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018 11:17:27 AM »

Thanks! Cheesy I do tend to jump head-first into anything that involves fabric or yarn or things that are fabric or yarn-like. Usually I avoid any bumps on the noggin, and this was one of those times. And my friend LOVED it. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018 11:43:23 AM »

I never would have guessed that this was your first leather project, it turned out beautifully.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018 11:51:08 AM »

fantastic job! the knot you made for the closure ties is super cool too.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018 02:13:15 PM »

Thanks!

The knot is called the Monkey Fist knot and there are a couple of really good video tutorials on YouTube!
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018 06:52:01 PM »

This is really cool! And soooo impressive for it being your first project. NEVER would have guessed that.

How did you sew it together? By hand or using a sewing machine?
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018 09:54:00 AM »

Thank you!

This one was all sewn by hand using saddle stitch. I have found that all my reclaimed garment leather can be sewn easily on my regular sewing machine with a denim needle, but for this project, I actually went to Tandy Leather and bought a hide that's I think 7-8oz. WAY too thick for anything but a leather machine, which I do not have. When I make my husband's knife roll out of the rest of the hide, THAT will also all be hand-stitched.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018 02:06:22 PM »

That is beautiful!  It looks like an apothecary satchel from the video game Skyrim.
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