I wanted to try something with leather for a while, but hadn’t yet gotten around to a suitable project. Since I also wanted to test the catalog a bit I found a nice little design for a drawstring bag that looked like fun. It didn’t specifically call out that it was customizable, but it’s got a big blank spot in the middle and I’m using a laser
So, I purchased the design in the catalog and it showed up in my list of projects as I followed the convenient link provided after purchase. I grabbed a sheet of the thin leather and dropped it into the Glowforge. A couple of minutes later I had nicely cut bag components sitting on the bed. Before picking them up though I decided to customize it a bit by putting a pirate logo onto it. I did a few tests of the pattern first to make sure I was getting it right. Once I felt I had the right settings for what I wanted I used the camera to place it in the middle of the circle and etched it.
It was pretty easy to assemble, just lace the long strip through the holes and draw it all together.
Since I hadn’t put this one together before I wasn’t sure how big the logo could be. It turns out I could have gone larger, but it still turned out nice.