Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Leather Life Classroom!

  • 2

    January 2021 Bible Cover

    • Project Overview

    • Taking Measurements

    • Cutting & Prepping Leather Pieces

    • Tooling Pattern

    • Casing Leather & Transferring Pattern

    • Swivel knife

    • Beveling (part 1)

    • Beveling (part2)

    • Tooling Backgrounds

    • Shading

    • Tooling Details

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Tooling the Back Cover

    • Prepping for finish work (And discovering a mistake)

    • Dyeing Backgrounds

    • Resisting with RTC

    • Antiquing

    • Slicking Edges

    • Cutting Liner Pieces

    • Glueing and Trimming Liner

    • Sewing

    • Final Edging and Fitting

    • Final Picture

    • Thank you!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 3

    February 2021 Clutch Wallet

    • Project Introduction

    • Materials List

    • Printable Pattern

    • Pattern Prep After Printing

    • Cutting Leather Parts

    • Taping Leather/ Transferring Pattern

    • Swivel Knife

    • Beveling - part 1 (round bevels)

    • Beveling - part 2 (intersecting lines)

    • Bar Grounding (backgrounds)

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    • Shading

    • Detail Tools

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Remove tape and oil

    • Antique Finish

    • Prepping For Construction

    • Card Pockets

    • Setting Snap (male end)

    • Cementing and Trimming Liner

    • Edges- Bevel, Sand, Dye, and Slick

    • Oil Liner and Stitch Ends

    • Forming Folds and Stitching Sides

    • Imperfections of a Simple Build

    • Setting Snap (female end)

    • Thank You and Congratulations

    • Final Pictures

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 4

    March 2021 On The Go Padfolio

    • Update on downloading *PLEASE WATCH*

    • Project Introduction

    • Materials List

    • Downloadable patterns

    • Pattern Overview and Prep

    • Cutting all of our parts

    • Which lines of the pattern to transfer

    • Swivel knife

    • Beveling

    • Shading

    • Flower Center

    • Detail Tools

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Backgrounds

    • Basket Stamping

    • Tooling border on the back cover

    • Stitch grooving and oiling

    • Dyeing Backgrounds and Border

    • Slicking pocket and spine edges

    • Pen holders and card pocket

    • Resist

    • Antique & Resolene

    • Attaching the spine

    • Assembling the front liner and pockets

    • Assembling back liner/notepad holder

    • Final Edging

    • Inserting notepad

    • Community Group- share your work

    • Final Pictures

    • Thank you! And don’t forget...

  • 5

    April 2021 Small Buckstitched Crossbody Purse

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation & Download

    • Cutting Parts

    • Front Flap- Transferring & Tooling Base Cuts

    • Filling In Detail Cuts

    • Large Pocket- Transferring & Tooling

    • Edging & Oiling

    • Cutting Lace

    • Antique & Tan-Kote Finish

    • Folding Top Lines

    • Gluing Flap to Back Body Piece

    • Buck Stitching Flap On

    • Finishing Tooling Edges

    • Gluing Gusset to Back Body Piece

    • Buck Stitching Gusset to Back

    • Gluing Tooling Pieces in Place

    • Buck Stitching Flap Tooling

    • Buck Stitching Pocket

    • Gluing Front to Gusset

    • Buck Stitching Front to Gusset

    • Finishing Edges With Dura Edge

    • Building and Attaching Strap

    • Thank You!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 6

    May 2021 Tic Tac Toast Cooler Top

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation and Download

    • Cutting and Prepping Leather

    • Pattern Layout and Transfer

    • Tooling Game Pieces and Game Board

    • Cutting Corners (Literally)

    • Corner Piece Tooling - Swivel Knife

    • Beveling

    • Shading

    • Detail Tools

    • Backgrounds

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Border Tooling

    • Remove Tape, Apply Oil

    • Glue Game Pieces to Liner

    • Dyeing Backgrounds & Game Pieces

    • Applying Tan-Kote

    • Applying Saddle-Lac

    • Trimming and Slicking Edges

    • Prepping Glue Surfaces

    • Final Glue Down

    • Game Piece Holders

    • Thank you!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 7

    June 2021 Spring Clip Bi-fold Wallet

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation and Download

    • Cutting Parts and Prepping Leather For Tooling

    • Transferring Pattern & Laying out Stitch Lines

    • Initial Swivel Knife Cuts

    • Beveling Floral

    • Shading

    • Flower center (seed cluster)

    • Detail Tools

    • Backgrounds (Bar Grounding)

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Basket Stamping

    • Oiling

    • Tan-Kote

    • Trimming Liner & Punching Spring Clip Stitch Holes

    • Speedy Stitcher

    • Saddle Stitch

    • Gluing Card Pockets

    • Machine Stitching & Burning Threads

    • Rounding and Slicking Edges

    • Installing Spring Clip and Folding

    • Thank you!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 8

    July 2021 Customizable Bouquet Wrap

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation and Download

    • Leather Selection and Cutting

    • Transferring Pattern

    • Swivel Knife

    • Beveling

    • Shading

    • Flower Centers

    • Detail Tools

    • Backgrounds

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Adding Brand or Initials

    • Dyeing Backgrounds Black

    • Oiling After Dye

    • Applying RTC as a Resist For Antiquing

    • Antiquing With a Resolene Top Coat

    • Prepping for Construction

    • Sewing Liner & Trimming Edges

    • Rounding & Slicking Edges

    • Punching Holes and Lacing

    • Thank You!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 9

    August 2021 Rifle Sling

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation, Download, & Prep

    • Cutting Leather (Body & Strap)

    • Transfer Pattern

    • Cutting in Pattern - Long Smooth Lines

    • Beveling & Re-wetting

    • Shading in Detail

    • Detail Tools

    • Bar Grounding

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Prep For Finish Work & Oiling

    • Cutting Liner & Gluing Padding

    • Skiving Padding

    • Applying Finish Products (RTC, Antique, Resolene)

    • Constructing Strap (Gluing, Stitching, Edging, Punching Holes)

    • Building a Keeper

    • Lining & Attaching Strap to Sling

    • Trimming & Slicking Edges

    • Final Assembly

    • Thank You!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 10

    September 2021 Stocking

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation & Layout

    • Cutting The Main Body

    • Cutting Veg Tan & Prepping For Tooling

    • Transferring Tooling Pattern

    • Swivel Knife

    • Beveling

    • Shading

    • Detail Tools

    • Bar Grounding

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Prepping Tooling For Finish

    • Oil & Dye

    • Tan Kote, Antique, & Saddle Lac

    • Folding Top Seam

    • Prepping Tooling For Construction

    • Adding Fringe

    • Attaching Tooling & Sewing Top Edge

    • Creating an Inseam on The Outside Edge

    • Build & Attach Hanger

    • Thank You!

    • Community Group- share your work

  • 11

    October 2021 Cuff Bracelet

    • Project Overview

    • Tools & Materials List

    • Pattern Explanation & Prep

    • Cutting Out Leather

    • Transferring Pattern

    • Swivel Knife

    • Beveling

    • Shading

    • Detail Tools

    • Bar Grounding

    • Decorative Cuts

    • Stitch Groover & Edger

    • Dye Backgrounds & Borders

    • Oil & Skive

    • Resist, Antique, & Top Finish

    • Punching Buckstitch Holes

    • Cutting Lace & Buckstitching

    • Glue Liner & Sew

    • Trimming & Edging

    • Dyeing & Slicking Edges

    • Setting Snap

    • Decorative Cutting Liner

    • Thank you!!

    • Community Group- share your work