DIY: Hanging Leather Catch-All

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Hey guys, Alex here!

I was flipping through a magazine when I saw a beautiful leather wall pouch for holding letters.  I wanted to buy it, but it was overpriced and looked like something I could totally make on my own anyway.  I looked around at craft stores for the perfect piece of leather to use but could only find smaller scrap pieces. I started messing around with the smaller pieces and this is what I came up with.  I love the way it turned out!

This leather wall pouch is great for displaying plants, holding your mail, and serves as a pen, scissor, etc. holder for your office or studio. The possibilities are endless, y'all!

Supplies Needed:  

Art Minds Genuine Leather (8 1/2 x 11in piece)

Leather Cording

Leather Hole Punch

 

Step One:

Lay your piece of leather down horizontally.  Fold the right side in at an angle, then fold the left side on top of it.  If you are having a hard time making the leather stay in place when folded, you can hold it steady with a paper clip or butterfly clip.

 

Step Two:

Mark on the leather where you want to punch your holes.  You can do any type of stich you want.  We used an "X" stitch.

 

Step Three:

Punch the holes in your leather.  If you are using a thicker piece, you may have to use a little muscle for this part.  Along the bottom of the pouch you will have to punch through both layers of leather. 

As you continue punching the holes, in some places you will only have to punch through one layer, and others you will have to punch through two.  Keep this in mind as you are moving along so you aren't punching holes through too many layers.

 

Step Four:

Fold down the top corners, punch holes, and secure with leather cording.

 

Step Five:

Punch two holes through the back so that your can attach cording for hanging.

 

Step Six:

Trim off excess leather at the bottom of pouch and you're set!

We loved this idea & hope you do too! 

Let us know by tagging us in your pictures with #SistersofnatureDIY

XO,

Emily

 

Photos by: Lauren Newman

DIY Queen: Alex Cantrell

 

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