May 10, 2011
DIY | Leather Envelope
It has become almost obvious nowadays to make an object that is usually disposable, durable by just changing the material. Maison Martin Margiela has a wallet that looks just like an envelope made out of fine, thin leather, then there are the leather paper bag look alikes and porcelaine cups that deceive you into thinking they are plastic disposable ones. Because it is so obvious and almost has become unoriginal I decided not to spent too much time on this little DIY. Here are the instructions:
Cut a square out of a piece of (left over) leather. For the standard format of an envelope, like mine, use a square of 21cm x 21cm. Cut it with a surgeon knife or stanley knife. On the lines where you would normally fold the paper make a shallow incision, not going all the way through the leather. Glue it together with super glue and add a snap fastener to close it. There is no sewing involved, I used glue throughout so that there would be no seems visible, feeling lazy is not an excuse to not make this!