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Putting a crease in leather

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I am making a small pouch with a flap closure with 6-7 oz leather and it is a bit stiff.  How can I make the flap lay nice

on the open top of the small pouch?

 

Thank You

 

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You can wet it and fold it pretty tight. You could also use a groover or a creaser to make a line/groove in it to help the fold since 6/7 is pretty stout. You may want to try youtube for some actual footage as well.

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If you dampen it and bend it over the edge of a sturdy table or anvil, you can tap with a smooth faced hanmer to help set the crease.

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Watch Ian Atkinson's video "Leather Turning and Bindings" for a review of various ways to edge, including folding and creasing. 
Video is  here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOiuBcl2fek

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