One of the most important tips that can be given to any leatherworker, especially beginners, is to TEST EVERYTHING FIRST!!
Let me illustrate:
For most projects I leave some extra leather around the edge - mainly to make sure that after I have tooled and the leather is dry again, I cut it out at the original project size.
Also for small projects like this, I usually leave two on the same piece of leather so that I have bigger leather to rest my hand on as I tool.
This extra leather affords me the opportunity to test various aspects of the project of the project first.
The things I test is :
I hope this helps!
Published April 2018