Hey y'all! I am brand new here; got into leather work about 2 weeks ago!
Quick intro - I am creating/designing a leather cuff that can hold a drivers license/credit or debit card/a few dollars. This concept was born out of me losing my drivers license somewhere between TSA and the gate at the airport flying back home with three children under the age of 5. Necessity is the mother of invention?
Anyways, I have gone to Tandy Leather twice to purchase supplies, but have not been able to take any classes yet (did I mention three children under the age of 5?).
My question is this - what is the process of completing a project? Is there a "right" sequence of steps?
What I do now is: measure and cut my leather (veg-tanned), punch the holes for the snaps, set the snaps, oil w/ neatsfoot, let rest for several hours or overnight if I'm not too hasty, edge bevel, slick, dye, wipe off excess dye, resolene and buff. I will be learning this week how to saddle stitch the ID pocket; my one prototype has a plastic sleeve, which will not work long-term. I assume that I will perform the saddle stitching before applying the resolene?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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