Creative Way to Use Leather Scraps


As you may know, my mother gave me a bag of leather scraps that she received from a friend whose son works at a place that makes leather goods. How totally exciting. I organized them neatly and began to wonder what the heck I was actually going to do with them. Eventually, I got around to making some things with my recycled leather scraps.

Then fast forward to an outing with my 4-year-old niece. She was working contently on her coloring book when she decided she wanted to cut out the pictures. She had a little purse full of crayons and markers (a girl after my own heart), but she didn’t have a little pair of scissors.

So, of course, Aunt Cristin vowed to get her scissors.

I really didn’t have to go far to get scissors. I have a small collection of them…okay fine, a rather extensive collection of them. I found this small orange pair that would be perfect for the Hello Kitty purse. However, not being one to have useless supplies, these scissors were a little bit sharp. And who wants to stab through their craft purse? In comes the leather scraps!

So it’s good to use scraps to recycle in some use full and low-cost bags or in other things. And also it’s an interesting hobby for spare time.

How to Make a Leather Sheath for Scissors

Step 1: Trace the closed “blades” of your scissors with a fat marker onto a piece of paper. This way, the width of the actual marker with force the marker tip to be at least 1/8″  wider than the scissors. Cut out the paper. This is your template.

Step 2: Test your template to make sure it’s a proper fit. Adjust if necessary.

Step 3: Pin your paper template to your recycled leather scraps and cut out 2.

Step 4: Sew the bottom edge of your leather – not together – just sew, like I did the zigzag at the bottom.

Step 5: Align the two pieces of leather and sew together, leaving the bottom open to insert the scissor blades.

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