My son bought a Harry Potter “Gryffindor” backpack for school this year (we started reading the illustrated books as a family earlier this year and our kids are hooked). There wasn’t really any good place to put his name on it and we didn’t have any extra tags so my wife asked me to come up with something on the Glowforge. I hadn’t tried the proof grade leather yet so I figured that’d be a great project to test it out.
(the black bars were photoshopped to censor our address)_
I saw everyone else’s posts about how bad leather smells; it really does smell like burnt hair. The worst part was after the kids went to bed I spent 2 hours sewing the two pieces together and my hands reeked of burnt hair for the next 2 days no matter how much I washed them. It was worth it though!