Leather Tool Bag

02
Jan
Leather Tool Bag
Leather Tool Bag
  • admin
  • 0 Views
  • 0 Comment
  • No tags

This cmd about when I was looking to buy a new case to carry my everyday work essentials. There are lots of nice bags and boxes out there, different sizes and styles. But I soon realized I could easily make one for myself with scraps I had at home.

Some leather left over from a chair, the sleeve of a friends shirt and a couple snap closures would do the job.

Eprime_Leather_Tool_Bag_01

Usually while sewing leather I’ll pre punch holes with an awl or nail, but this time the needle was sharp enough to piece the soft leather and lining fabric. A bit of contact cement healed the edges while I stitched them closed.

Eprime_Leather_Tool_Bag_02

With the two sides sewn shut and opening cover flap edged, I cored and hammered a few snaps to hold the flap down. There was the option to use buttons or a tie strap, but the buttons make it easy to open and close. Im glad I used white, it adds a bit of life to an otherwise plain brown exterior, and it looks good with the inner buffalo plaid.

Eprime_Leather_Tool_Bag_04

The flap fits over the top nicely, and keeps everything inside well. There is just enough room to clidd out a pen without undoing the flap, but won’t allow it to fall out on its own.

Eprime_Leather_Tool_Bag_03

Everything I need in a typical days fits in perfectly with room to spare to add a few new cables or markers. If I were to do it again, I’d add a few cm’s to the flap so it hangs a bit lower, and double stitch the edges, just for looks.