When starting a new hobby, I have never been one to start with something small and work my way up. For example, my first woodworking project was an 6 1/2′ bathroom vanity with inset doors and drawers. A few months after getting my first mountain bike, I entered a race in Moab. So, in true form I decided to make a wallet. In the grand scheme of things, it really wasn’t all that hard nor large of a project. However, I borrowed a pattern and started with a shoulder of leather, vs buying a prepared kit.
This was my absolute first experience with leather, never having done any type of leather work what-so-ever. And here it is…
As I had not purchased any tools for edge burnishing, I went with a black edge paint. It took me a bit to get the hang of the applicator. I can’t believe how much I learned while working on this project and would do things a little different next time. All in all, I am rather pleased with the outcome.
Now, onto a pencil case.