Can I tell you something? I have had a total blog crush on Melissa Esplin at I Still Love You ever since I discovered her blog. Seriously, love. this. girl. And I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that she’s here today with a Gifts for Guys tutorial for a leather iPhone case-
- thread + needle
- clear tape
Print the attached pattern & cut out. Tape generously to the wrong side of the leather.
Punch while patterns are taped using the hammer and an awl. You’ll want to be sure to do this over a scrap of wood.
Should look like this on the right side of the leather.
Once holes are punched, cut out pattern pieces from the leather and match up. I flipped the leather inside out for the pocket for variation.
Thread your needle with thick thread (I used waxed linen thread). Sew between the two layers on the first hole and leave a 2-3 inch tail.
Sew in and out through each hole all the way around. Double back.
Once you get back to the start point, tie a square knot between the layers of leather. Trim ends and tuck between the leather.
With scissors or a rotary cutter & ruler, trim down edges to desired width. I like mine at about a quarter of an inch.
Give to a manly guy!
This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!