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.
Open: 18" x 10 1/2"
Folded: 10 1/2" x 5 3/4"
1" - 4 total
1 1/4" - 1 total
1 1/2" - 1 total
2 1/2 - 2 total
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