My second glowforge project. I’m not very happy with it because of four things:
- I should have dyed a thin piece of leather instead of using fabric for the pop of color (it gets frayed and has a different texture.
- I need to learn how to burnish edges to finish them, I think it would look a lot nicer.
- Using sewing machine with a walking foot and leather needle to sew the wallet together instead of hand sewing would have produced a more consistent finish.
- I had leather dye and leather acrylic paint, I used the leather acrylic paint which worked super well for the color I wanted but also doesn’t look like leather anymore. When using the paint you should condition the leather first instead of after and I forgot that part so it will probably crack after some use.
Created pattern in illustrator, also colored it and put the pattern together to plan exactly what I wanted it to look like before cutting any of my materials, so I could make sure I ordered everything I needed. Also spent awhile aligning all the sewing holes before printing.
Used proofrade medium leather to cut the pattern out.
Painted / (could have dyed) the leather. Also condition the leather in this stage.
Assemble the wallet together
I wanted to sell these but I don’t think anyone would buy it at this quality, Will take awhile for me to practice to be able to make these faster and better. I plan to remake this soon to try and improve on an original design!
Still pleased that I was able to make this in about 2 hours and $20 of materials!