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DIY hand sewn IPhone 5 leather sheath

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DIY hand sewn IPhone 5 leather sheath

Inspired by some great leather crafters around me, personally by U. Tauber or virtually by Simon Tuntelder aka. After the Denim I decided to give leather a try. Leather is such a great material in so many variations. I started to get stitches straight with a normal round awl just to find out, or better be told by Simon and Uwe that this is bullshit. Switching to the diamond shaped awl brings in another task to align the blade right. I made some progress but actually it really helped me to improve my judgement about good quality leather crafts and crap. If you actually make the experience how hard it is to master “simple looking” tasks you evaluate products differently.

My first project was to sew a dog collar for my dog, he is not too picky about stuff and a very good tester for durability. The seams hold really well so far! Then I continued to work on buckles and belts and now I did a couple of IPhone Sheaths / covers. Above you see the last one, getting better but still not in any way close to be too proud of.

I don´t own a smartphone but you can get dummies for a mold for less then 10 bucks. It´s tricky to create and to dimension the template, esp. when the leather is a thick one. Probably the most challenging thing are the curves and corners and to cut them out evenly. However you learn by your mistakes and messy results, and the goal is to develop skill by what you do. Punching holes and sewing can be meditative in some way and its nice to see something developing and done with your own hands.

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RLX5513 Business Card Case P3 – Giveaway!

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RLX5513 Business Card Case P3 – Giveaway!

A while ago Peter Gensberger from RLX5513 sent me this dark green hand sewn leather sheath / case for business cards. Made out of a 4mm thick leather, hand sewn with contrast yellow thread and a quickdraw mechanism, its a great addition to your EDC.

My plan is to give it to one of my fellow readers. So how do you get it?
Head over to the be-cause-blog Facebook accountlike+share and comment this post there (why you want this case).

1st. of Oktober 2013 I will then draw the winner and will sent it worldwide for free.

American Optical custom made case by U. Tauber

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merican Optical Original Pilot Sunglasses:
One of the biggest rewards for doing be-cause it the people you started to meet from all over the world. Sometimes they are in the “neighborhood”. That was the case with U. Tauber who wrote me a mail and offered me his custom handmade leather case he made for his pair of American Optical Original Sunglasses. It arrived today and I had to post it now! Thanks a lot Uwe. Stitched by hand, vegetable tanned leather from the Allgäu, prym pressbuttons, and the original inlet covered with some canvas. And than the nice be-cause leather tag! Good work, keep on crafting!