Tutorial // DIY felt leather case or cover

diy felt leather case tutorial

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My man’s birthday was last Saturday. Technically, he doesn’t have a birthday day this year. And last year. And the year before that. Such is the life of a leap year baby. So Olympic years are extra special to him, and us.

After all the sewing I’ve done, I’ve never made him anything. Oh dear, NOTHING! Mending buttons and fixing loose shorts aren’t counted.

* Ugghh…I utterly dislike fixing and mending clothes. They are so … uhm … so uninteresting. Like sewing curtains. Bleh *

So this year, he gets something nice. Something fun, yet classy. A felt-leather case for his Surface.

This is my first tutorial so please bear with me.

DIY Felt leather case for tablets (in this case, a Surface)

supplies for felt leather case

These are the supplies needed. I decided to use a screw-on button stud instead of a magnet button as pictured.

felt leather case tutorial

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Okaaayyyy. Making a tutorial is T-E-D-I-O-U-S. But on the bright side, I hope it helped you. Happy sewing!


Side Ruffled Pouch

My love for leather is ever increasing. Oh the smell! I could sit all day with a piece in hand, just sniffing away. There’s something luxurious about it – from the soft buttery lambskin to the firm strong vegetable-tanned cowhide. I probably know next to nothing about leather compared to the growing number of leather craftsmen all over the world. But what I do know is that a little bit of hide goes a long way in making something beautiful. Here are some pouches I made some time back. I was experimenting with different ways of making a pouch and chanced upon a ruffled side. I kinda like it. What do you think?

Yellow pouch in cotton canvas and leather

Stripey pouch with leather bottom

Faux leather red baby shoes

Back in November last year, I wanted to make something for my niece who was turning one. Why not cute little Mary Janes? Having made 2 pairs of fabric shoes, I decided to try out faux leather. Turned out pretty well, to me. I still need to figure out how to minimise bulk to have a more professional look on the inside.

red baby shoes

With great excitement, I rushed off to try them on the little one’s feet. Alas, they were a tad too small. 😦 Will make bigger ones next time.