An engaging way to learn leathercrafting, this easy-to-read guide teaches you the basics and provides more than 30 skill-building projects for creating leather bags and accessories. Translated from the original 2014 Japanese edition, it includes projects ranging from the beginner-level luggage tag and CD holder bag to a briefcase and tool bag for more experienced leatherworkers.

The authors cover tanning methods and leatherworking tools before taking you step by step through a simple pen case project, demonstrating the basic techniques of preparing patterns, cutting, gluing, stitching and finishing that are used in each of the projects. Variations on bag handles and straps are described, as well as how to install hardware, sew on a zipper and make small items from remnants. An excellent source of ideas and patterns that you can adapt to your own designs.

Softcover, 8 1/4" × 10 1/2", 184 pages, 2018.

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