When I first started my shop, one of the most popular items that we sold was a leather checkbook cover. I quickly learned that this item required very little leather to make and went together quickly. Even in today’s high tech world of Apple Pay and Debit cards, most people still write checks. And of those that still write checks, many of those people like to have a really nice custom checkbook cover. This allows them to whip it out and show off a bit when making purchases that require a handwritten check.
This video is a complete project video that shows you how I make a leather checkbook cover as well as some tips to make the process easier for you. We also created a Companion Pattern Pack, as we do with all of our project videos. In this pattern pack you will find the simple cut patterns with suggestions on leather weights to use. We also created 12 new and different tooling patterns that you can use to create unique checkbook covers to offer your customers. This is a digital pattern pack like all the rest of ours.
I cook with a lot of cast iron in my kitchen. The handles on these old pots and pans get pretty hot, so I came up with a leather cast iron pot handle cover. These are really easy to make and of course I couldn’t just make them plain… I added a little tooling to them.
In this video I show you how simple these are to make. We go through the entire process of making these and what materials I use.
There is a companion pack available for this project and this one is FREE! If you would like to make some of these, click the link below and put your email address in the form to get access to this FREE companion pack!
The companion pack has the simple cut patterns for this project, as well as 8 different floral patterns that you can use to customize your own set of pot handle covers. These would also make great gifts.
Here are some helpful links you may also find useful for this project:
A Leather Bible Cover is probably one of the most popular items that leather craftsmen create for their customers. They are also one of the most popular projects for a new LeatherHead to test his/her skills when it comes to making a book cover. Bible covers offer much more room for leather tooling artwork which in turn allows for a lot more customization.
In this video, I show you how I make a simple leather bible cover. This bible cover has no type of closure nor the use of zippers. For a very clean and professional looking book cover, you can’t beat this style.
I used an NIV Personal Size Bible that I purchased at Walmart for this project. The actual size of the Bible was 5.5″ X 8.5″ and the leather front and back panels ended up being 6″ X 9 3/8″ to allow for a comfortable fit. My spine piece was 2.5″ wide including the 3/4″ allowance on the sides to allow for the thickness of the Bible that I used. The brand of the Bible was Zondervan. You can certainly adjust your measurements to fit any Bible or book that you choose to use for this project.
This is probably one of the shortest project videos that we have created. This should let you know how simple this project is to create. If you have been searching for the perfect project to offer to your customers or just to make for family or friends, this is the project. I make this Bible Cover in three pieces which allows for easier use of your scrap leather, but you could certainly make the outside from one solid piece if you prefer. Continue reading →
In this Project video, I show you how to make a Leather Apple Watch Band. I finally took some time to sit down and design three different styles based audience request. The Apple Watch is extremely popular and having a custom leather watch band made for them is a common request.
Our goal with this video is to show my process for making the three different styles and to hopefully help anyone try their hand at making these. If you are looking for that perfect Christmas item to offer to your customers as gift ideas, then this is a great one.
As with all of our Project Videos, we have created a Companion Pattern Pack. In this pack, you will find all the cut patterns for all three styles as well as 6 different tooling patterns for each style. If you would like to purchase the Companion Pack for this Project Video, then Click Here and grab that. Continue reading →
We created this video, “How to Make a Leather Shavekit,” in the fall of 2017. I just realized that I never posted it to the website. So this is not a new video technically, but if you do subscribe to our YouTube Channel then it may be new to you.
In this video, I show you my process for making a tooled leather shavekit. These toiletry bags are good projects whether you are new to leatherwork or a seasoned veteran. They are great sellers as well.
In the video I walk you through my entire process of making the shavekit as well as tell you the different weights of leather used to make it. I also have a companion pattern pack that goes with this video if you would like to purchase that. It contains all the cut patterns as well as six different tooling patterns.
If you would like to purchase the companion pattern pack, you can check that out by Clicking Here.
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The music in this video was performed and produced by my brother Ben Schane. If you would like to to hear more of his music you can find his music on itunes. The song in this video is from his album “Antique Noises.”