Leather Tool Roll






Finished up this tool roll after a few setbacks.  I have a few adjustments in mind but nothing major.  I wanted a nice looking functional piece that was all hand constructed with little parts/hardware.  I think I am actually going to loose the button stud and figure out a different way of closing that flap.  Perhaps a interlocking strap of some sort that ties off. 

I used a nice pull up leather that is really cool, it is distressed and has an antiqued look to it.  It is also really pliable with is a must for a tool roll.  I also used the thinnest veggie tanned leather I had for the two inside flaps.  There are actually two pockets, the one with the flap enclosure and one directly behind where you could store paper work or whatnot.  Sewing it off wasn't ascetically pleasing for me when viewing the outside of the roll.

I posted this one for sale on at my etsy shop hesitantly, partly because the straps are too long and I need the piece to refer to for making the next one.  I will write down the process and I do have a templates made. 

I am currently in the process of making a second one with the new adjustments and a different color contrast.  I am going to vinagroon the veggie tan leather flaps and straps.  So it will be black and grey (whatever the color of the pullup leather is).  This piece is also all hand-stitched which took a bit.  This is probably the largest and complex leather piece I have done to date.  Feels good to see how my skills have developed and all the techniques I have learned come together in nice large piece.

And one more thing, this roll holds a good amount of tools if need be. 

Size:
Open: 18" x 10 1/2"
Folded: 10 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Pockets:
1" - 4 total
1 1/4" - 1 total
1 1/2" - 1 total
2 1/2 - 2 total

3/4" Straps:

I used two types of leather:
Antiqued, Distressed Pull Up 3/4 oz leather ( this is really cool leather)
Veggie tanned leather dyed with a traditional saddle tan color

Hand-Stitched Brown Waxed Thread

Antiqued Brass Hardware

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Mini Leather Wallets

I have 3 mini wallets available at my etsy store!


Don't want to carry a stuffed wallet that feels like a loaf of bread in your back pocket?
Theses wallets are a great option for minimal carry of your cash/credit. I actually carry about 6 cards in mine with a few bucks tucked away.

3" High x 4"wide
1/4" Thick!
Veggie tanned Leather
Black with grey thread
Range Tan with cream thread
Bison brown with black thread

Leather Card Holders

Here are a nice trio of stripped card-holders I completed this weekend. These are great for carry your basic c-cards/license and you could even tuck some cash in there. I was experimenting with acrylic paint and color combinations.  Initially I was trying to appeal women with these but I think my colors and racing stripes took over.  Maybe it's a subconscious thing, the need for speed!

 I do think the red striped holder may appeal to woman and is a strong design.  I want to see what other colors will work on the lt. brown leather besides the red.  The acrylic paint I used worked really well and was very flexible.  It didn't crack or rub off.  I also used my new stitching-hole puncher and new thread on these.  The stitching came out really nice which gives a more professional look.  It's always a learning experience. 

Mini Leather Bi-Fold Wallet

LOVE THIS WALLET.

I created the template for this wallet a week ago and now that I really like it, I am in production mode at the moment.  This one pictured became my personal one that I use on a daily bases.  It's great, I now feel like I am not sitting on a loaf of bread!

This wallet has a nice slim design that is simple and functionable.
It is 4"w x 3 1/16"h at 3/8" thick......wow!

It comes with one slot for holding your cards, and one slot that is a flap that you fold your money over to keep in place.  I actually have 6 cards in the slot and room for a few more. 

This wallet pictured was vinagrooned and hand stitched black.  I plan to offer the wallet in black, bison brown, and maybe mahogany or in a tan color.  I am also working up some designs for the outer lining.  Stay tuned. 

Leather Watchstraps For Timex Weekender

Anyone like watches? or Leather? Funny thing is I have leather watchstraps you might like. These straps fit perfectly with the timeless design of the Timex Weekender watch. A simple and stylish designed strap. They are 20mm wide and adjustable by unscrewing the button and placing in the corresponding hole that fits your wrist size. They are also nice and light in weight/size. Pictured colors are: black, tobacco, bison, natural and mahogany. I will have these up shortly at my Etsy shop for sale.

Leather Bifold Wallet

So I am ready to get working on men's leather wallets this season. Here is a bi-fold wallet I made for myself last weekend. It's a little rough but I like the basic template/design. I have made a few minor adjustments to the size but other that I think I have a good start. I was able to keep the thickness of this wallet under 1/2" without anything in it!  This wallet is 4 1/8" w  x 3 3/4"h.  I am working up some small icons such a stag, raven, and a wolf to burn on the outside corner of these.  I am getting back into pyrography and have a few ideas brewing. 

Leather Key Belt Holders

Here is a trio of  5/8" leather key belt holders I made this last week.  I was messing around with the idea of black lines. I was experimenting with acrylic paint and some different black dyes I have. I wanted the black lines to be shiny like racing stripes inspired by custom builds of cafe/brat/tracker motorcycles. I used black Chicago screws to hold the loops together, ideally I would order or use a nickle plated but used what I had.  These are just my proto-types, I would like to use swivel clasps and nickel Chicago Screws but I haven't ordered any hardware yet.  I was wanting to get a feel of the design and response to these.  I might change the black lines to blue, green or red.  We'll see.