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case of leather

leather case 1

One day I got the idea to make a leather tablet case as a present for a dear friend. I had a quarter hide of leather left over from my fashion collection project, and an idea for how I wanted the tablet case to look. I only knew he had an older iPad, but fortunately they are all pretty similar in dimensions so it was enough information to go by. Ready, set, start!

leather case 2

It was a surprisingly quick project once I had the measurements all sorted out, so it only took me about an hour from start to finish! I knew from last time working with this leather that the feed-dog on my sewing machine would leave marks on the bottom layer of the leather, so I opted to punch holes and handsew with a denim-weight thread (wax the thread first to avoid breakage). I think it came out quite nicely, and happily my friend is pleased with his gift too!

leather case 3

  • It’s beautiful, bravo! I like the hand stitching.

    • indigorchid

      Oooo, thank you! I appreciate that coming from a leather master like yourself! 😉 The thing I liked the most about this project was that it felt so utterly perfect for the recipient. Like those ideas that just pop up and says “look at me, this will hit the spot”!