A few weeks ago I uncovered the most amazing leather shop ever. I went online to purchase supplies to make this clutch and after purchasing, I discovered Tandy Leather Factory has a location near me. I immediately called the store, had my order held for pickup and made the 45 minute drive. Why did I do that! After 2 1/2 hours of shopping in a store roughly 400 sq ft (quite small) but filled with the most amazing finds that will clutter your head with fantastic ideas, I walked out with in addition to three bags filled with everything under the sun A WHOLE 15 SQ FT ROLL OF LEATHER. I have never worked with leather but could not resist grabbing it out of the clearance bin which leads me to this DIY.
|Leather Hide from here|
Buckles found here
Leather Dye found here
Spikes found here
Rivets found here
Rivet Setter found here
Mallet found here
Hand sewing punch found here
Rotary punch found here
|Measure and cut out two pieces of leather 8.5″x.5″ and 6″x1.5 “|
|Dye the leather pieces thoroughly on both sides making sure you cover your working spacing, this gets pretty messy.|
|Allow the leather to dry completely, about 2 hours.
Using a clip, line thinner leather piece on top of larger piece in the center
|Draw an erasable line down the center for placement holes.
Using the hand punch and rotary punch make a hole one inch apart and insert the screw in the bottom and the spike on top.
|Make a .25″ slit to insert the buckle|
|Insert the buckle and using the rivet and rivet setter, set the rivet in place using he mallet.|
|Using the hand punch, punch holes .25″ apart on the strap.
I added additional pikes, one between each spike above for an additional 5 spikes for a fuller look which can be seen in the first picture.