This week’s round-up of our more popular Pinterest pins includes several how-to’s from the past and present as well as some unexpected ways of using leather.
Graphic designer, mom and leather crafter Olivia runs Sokeen.fr, a French blog which includes a simple tutorial on making leather jewelry.
One potential project I’m kicking around is making shoes and this 1930s Popular Mechanics article on making moccasins may be a good test to see whether I can make something noteworthy. There are kits available but I’m more interested in mashing together older designs with newer styles and materials.
There are years worth of shoemaking posts here.
You see lots of leather belts online but very few leather buckles. I love this atypical use of material. I’d be a little worried about the long term use of this piece but sometimes creativity is about pushing boundaries.
Another treasure trove of leatherworking information by designer and blogger Paula Bonnefant. She posts concept sketches, prototypes and even technical drawings of handbags. Perusing through these posts is a great way to see how professional designers think, explore and then execute their designs.