November 04, 2012
D I Y / Leather - See Through Envelope
Foldable document map/ travel bag/ clutch/ whatever you want to call it or use it for, I bases this design on an envelope and used my two favorite materials to make it; clear plastic and white leather. During my last trip to Stockholm I used it to keep my important documents safe, and it was a joy to get it out of my bag every time!
-4 button studs
-sewing machine/needle thread
Fold the envelope open and trace it on the leather. Also trace the little flap one more time and cut both out.
Make two holes in the small piece of leather and screw on the button studs. Sew this piece with the attached button studs onto an edge of the clear plastic. You can use any type of good quality thread and a special needle for leather. Make sure the stitches aren't too close together though, as this could cause the plastic to rip.
Attach the second pair of button studs to the bottom of the main large piece of leather. They should be exactly as far apart as the ones on the little flap.
Stitch the plastic with the leather flap onto the main piece of leather, making sure the flap aligns at the top. When you're all done, cut off excess plastic around the edges. Finally, make two small incisions at the top of the main piece of leather for the button studs.