Fed up of carrying my pencils in the basic, cheap, crappy chinese plywood sliding top pencil case…
Found a scrap of thick pigskin leather at work for 1€, the color was not uniform and the veins were visible, which I absolutely LOVED. Grabbed it fast and ran away with it. I knew I would turn it into a pencil case, but I needed the kick to start it.
This is the model I started with, changing it to account for the thickness of my leather: no outer rims, no liner :)
Well that happened in the start of this month, in the course of two days (4 hours in all, more or less) I made it. All hand sewn (this leather was way too thick for the sewing machine), which explains the time it took me. Total cost: around 4€. The most expensive was the zipper.
I also made several pairs of shoes for my sweetheart with hand sewn leather and repurposed wooden soles. Will blog on that later.
One of my projects is to devise a method and the necesary jigs to make the (heeled) soles myself to lower my costs and provide her with a perfect fit every time (and be able to stuff her shoes closet up to the ceiling hahaha!). Holidays are meant for that :)
-- Holy scrap Barkman!