Monday, December 23, 2013

More Card Wallets

The flash is a bit off putting in this picture, but I think you get the idea. I think I prefer this 2 colour version to the all black one. Hopefully the recipients will enjoy them.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Prototype Purse, Coin Purses and Card Wallets

This was a real learning experience. This leather was not the best choice for the design and there were many adjustments made on the fly. The stiffness of the faux alligator also caused a lot of issues in the sewing of this. Plus I am learning the quirks of my industrial sewing machine. I do have a list of things to watch for in designing and sewing my next one.

These card wallets were part of a group of ones I made out of goatskin for Christmas gifts. I am happy with how they turned out. I think they would be great as a thin wallet for a hotel key, credit card, a couple of bills while on vacation.

These were also part of a group sewn as gifts. They are made of lambskin with a patent type finish.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Steampunk style

I seem to be on a watch band kick. Watches are so inexpensive these days, that making a whole wardrobe of them doesn't break the bank. They are fun and quick to do projects that don't use a lot of leather. There are many things I would do differently if I did this one again, but it is wearable. I used my Osborne hand press with the Tandy rams foot to do the 3d stamps and was really pleased with the definition that I got.