Using exotic leather on your leatherwork can give your craft a very eye-catching look and add value and interest in what you are making. In this video tutorial see how I use alligator skin to give a simple pencil case a whole new look and feel. If alligator skin is not your thing, then you could use a wide variety of other leather types or materials in it's place to make it unique. Regardless, what I love about handmade leather goods is that in the end you have something that will most likely be with you for a lifetime and carry a story with it.
If you'd like to try your hand and making this project a printable PDF pattern with instructions and materials I used to make this project can be downloaded from my website at www.fischerworkshops.com
I'd love to see what kind of customizations of this project you are able to come up with. Feel free to post your results on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/fischerworkshops
See how it's made here:
This PDF pattern download can be conveniently printed to spec onto any A4 sized paper. A list of products and tools used in this project are also included in the pattern download. You will also need Adobe reader in order to print this file. If you don't already have this free software on your computer please follow this link to install https://get.adobe.com/reader