Featured Maker: Elia De Leòn
I’m Elia De Leòn, designer and leather smith. I come from generations of dressmakers, which inspired me to pursue a degree in fashion design. After a few years of studying the trade, I debuted my first collection in NYFW. When I realized that accessories were my strong point, I shifted my focus to leather goods.
Nowadays, you can find me in my Dallas studio, which doubles as a storefront. At Elia De Leòn Vintage & Handmade, you can expect to see all of our leather creations, original designs, repurposed clothing, and cool vintage.
Follow Elia on social media @by_eliadeleon!
Shop Elia's Top 5 Tandy Picks:
1. Leather Marking Pen 2097-00
2. Tanner's Bond Permanent Adhesive Tape 2535-01
5. Craftool® Strap Cutter 3080-00
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Modify your Leathercraft Library pattern by adding 1" all the way around. Add notches in both bottom corners to add depth.
Trace your pattern with a leather marking pen.
Cut out your leather using a rotary cutter and leather scissors.
Using a 1/8" drive punch, punch holes for magnetic rivets.
Install magnetic rivets.
Using Tanner's Bond® Tape, secure both pattern pieces together.
Mark rivet holes 1/8" from the top, 1/8" from the edge, and 1/2" apart OR mark your stitch line if you choose to hand sew this project.
Using a 1/8" drive punch, punch holes for rivets OR mark sewing holes with a pricking iron if you would prefer to hand sew this project.
Use a rivet setter to set your rivets OR take this time to hand sew your project.
That's it - you have a finished glasses case!