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How to make a leather folder with your own hands

Leather document folder with your own hands

Already for a long period of time, leather products are at the peak of their popularity. Such things are elegant and aesthetic, and also practical and durable. In addition, everyone can choose the kind of skin to your liking (ostrich skin, stingray, crocodile, snake and other). The more exotic it is, the more valued. Today we want to offer you a simple project for making a leather folder, which will suit even those who have never encountered the manufacture of leather products.

You will need:

  • a piece of leather of the necessary size;
  • suede or leather lace (for the folder to be closed);
  • kiynka (wooden mallet);
  • aerosol dispenser with water;
  • piercer for the skin (or awl);
  • hole puncher;
  • A needle and a braided string for sewing on a skin (a thread should be waxed);
  • pliers (to drag a needle it was easier);
  • tool for sampling the groove under the seam;
  • stationery knife (scalpel);
  • scissors;
  • ruler.

Leather document folder with your own hands

Instruction.

1. Take your piece of leather and cut it to size with scissors. In this example, the dimensions are 23 x 40 cm.

Leather document folder with your own hands

2. Then spray the skin with water to make it more flexible. After that, add about a 1 / 3 piece of leather (face up) and put something heavy in the folding place to form a fold. Wait until the skin has dried and proceed to the next step.

Leather document folder with your own hands

3. Now sprinkle the edges of the skin with water (do this repeatedly so that the edges become softer).

Leather document folder with your own hands

4. Take the ruler and attach it to the place of the future seam.

Leather document folder with your own hands

5. On the ruler with a special tool make a groove (in principle, you can do without it, but with a groove the finished product looks more interesting). Repeat this operation with the opposite edge of the skin, and make similar grooves on the reverse side. By the way, you do not have to buy a special tool, you can do with improvised tools, but keep in mind that the quality of the groove itself will suffer from this.

Leather document folder with your own hands

6. Take a piercer for the skin (or awl) and a kiink (wooden hammer). With these tools, pierce (or puncture) holes in the grooves for future joints. Do not try to pierce the 2 layer of skin at once - it can be difficult, because the skin can be very stiff. By the way, if you use an awl, then try to make holes approximately at equal distances from each other, otherwise you will get uneven stitches in the future.

Leather document folder with your own hands

Leather document folder with your own hands

7. Take a needle and a wicker thread to sew on the skin. Stitch the two halves from the bottom, and make the seam like a snake, i.e. pass a needle and thread into the hole, then into the next hole on the side where the needle came out. Repeat this operation until you reach the last hole punctured previously. This hole will be rotary, i.e. on it you turn around and go sew the same way, but in the opposite direction. As a result, both ends of the thread (the beginning and the end) will be at the bottom of your folder. By the way, you can use other sewing techniques if you want.

Leather document folder with your own hands

8. Make a similar seam on the other side. In the end (if you make stitches as described in the project), you get something similar to the photo below.

Leather document folder with your own hands

9. Well, the folder is almost ready, it remains to form the closing part. To do this, soak the skin and similarly to the 1 step, form a fold. Do not forget to put something heavy on top and wait until the skin dries.

Leather document folder with your own hands

10. Determine the shape of the closing part and use scissors to remove excess skin.

Leather document folder with your own hands

Leather document folder with your own hands

11. Take a punch hole and from the bottom on the center of the closing part make a hole.

Leather document folder with your own hands

12. Pass a suede or leather cord through this hole. From the back of the closing part on the leather cord, tie a tight knot. Make sure that the assembly does not pass through the hole.

Leather document folder with your own hands

That's it! Your leather folder is ready. Put the documents (or something else) in it, close and wrap a leather cord around it to fix the lid. And you can also decorate (in the submitted project on the edge of the closing part a small groove is made).

Leather document folder with your own hands

Leather document folder with your own hands

Leather document folder with your own hands

Pleasant needlework!

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