Leatherwork

How to Dye Leather a Different Color

How to Dye Leather a Different Color
Dyeing different leathers produces different results. As leather is a product of nature and comes from an animal, it follows that no two animals are the same and no two leathers will accept dye the same. You may be tired of the color of your leather

How to Remove Wrinkles from Leather Shoes

How to Remove Wrinkles from Leather Shoes
Improperly storing leather shoes -- or just walking in them -- can cause creases in the leather. Although your wrinkled footwear may look ready for the thrift store, you can refresh it with an everyday steam iron. However, you must apply heat cautiou

How to Do Upholstery With Leather

How to Do Upholstery With Leather
Leather usually comes from cowhide. Cowhide has about 3 yards of usable material. If you want to reupholster a chair, you will need two or three hides that match in color and texture. These can be purchased from tanners. Your sewing machine must be a

How to Make Leather Chokers

How to Make Leather Chokers
A wide leather choker makes a stronger statement than the classic Victorian-inspired choker constructed from satin or velvet ribbon. Depending on the color of the leather stripping you use to make this simple and sexy neck adornment, the choker you c

How to Make a Braided Leather Lanyard

How to Make a Braided Leather Lanyard
Lanyards are not only practical solutions for keeping items such as cellphones, ID badges, lifeguard whistles and important documents close to you, but they also help prevent these items from getting lost. Lanyards can be fashionable as well as funct

How to Cure Snake Skin

How to Cure Snake Skin
Unlike most animal hides, which require several weeks and a series of differing submersions, snake skin is fairly quick and easy to cure, or tan. From start to finish, a snake skin can be cured and ready for display or use in less than one week. Chem

How to Make Deer Skin Gloves

How to Make Deer Skin Gloves
Deer skin gloves are leather gloves sewn from tanned deer skin. Though some leather and tanning stores sell this item, deer skin gloves are often expensive and hard to find due to the relative shortage of deer hide and difficulty this poses for craft

How to Make a Leather Ponytail Holder

How to Make a Leather Ponytail Holder
A leather ponytail holder (or wrap) is a dramatic fashion accessory and a practical one for motorcyclists and equestrians. It is also easy to make, being little more than a tube of leather with lace or snap closures. The ponytail wrap goes back to Mi

How to Make a Padfolio

How to Make a Padfolio
Carrying a writing pad around lets you jot down notes and ideas at any time. However, while convenient, a bare writing pad can look distinctly unstylish. You could certainly purchase a commercially-made padfolio to carry your writing pad, but if you

How to Fold a One Piece Leather Coin Purse

How to Fold a One Piece Leather Coin Purse
Most coin purse designs require sewing, or at the very least the attachment of a closure device of some sort, but you can make a functional, attractive leather coin purse by cutting out a single piece of leather and folding it. That single piece beco

Removing Wrinkles from a Leather Wallet

Removing Wrinkles from a Leather Wallet
Your leather wallet just simply refuses to cooperate and wrinkles up in all the wrong places. Save your favorite wallet for another season’s use by releasing those stubborn wrinkles from the leather. Use one of these four methods to smooth the wrinkl
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