Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Phone pouch with redesign card slot

I've been tinkering with the design of the card slot on the phone pouch lately. I wanted it to be more rounded and to have more finished look. It also needs to be more usable. I have made a few blanks but never had the chance to implement it.

Well that opportunity came a few weeks ago when my friend asked me to make a pouch for his Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. I obtained the dimension of the phone from the website and start building it, a bit wary of the size since I don't have the physical phone with me. He wanted a purple thread on it.  And by the way, purple is my new favourite color to match the natural veg-tan, the colour contrast nicely, not as strong as red does but much smoother.  

The leather is burnished with beeswax and edges sealed. Some pictures:






































































4 comments:

  1. Looks great! How do you cut the rounds on the corners so well? With scissors?

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  2. Firstly I traced the round shape using the head on the copper rivet. Then I cut it in three different section with my headknife, following the curve closely. It will be rough at this stage. Smooth it up using sand paper/sponge. I dislike using scissor as it tends to produce inconsistent cut. Hope that helps.

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  3. What's your process of burnishing with the beeswax? Also, what are the dimension of this? Very nice!

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  4. Hi there,

    To burnish the leather you need a block of beeswax and a canvas cloth. It's preferable if the leather surface is warm, just run the wax block on the surface, after all is coated use the cloth canvas to briskly wiped the surface, the heat generated will melt the wax. The leather should gain shine after this process.

    If I remember correctly, the dimension is 13.5 x 9 cm.

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