How to: Make a No-Sew Leather Tool Case

created at: 09/22/2016

Leather is strong, durable, and extremely workable. But stitching leather involves some specific two-handed, two needle techniques, some specialized gear, and some definite knowhow. So, what to do when you want to make a custom piece, but aren’t ready to invest the time and materials to learn to hand sew it?

You make no-sew project: just as strong, just as customizable.    

Brooklyn-based paper engineer and artist Belsey wanted to come up with a tool holder for her drawing and crafting supplies, keeping them organized and protected. She came up with this cool folding design that packs up into a nice protective package.

It uses chipboard (read: recycled cereal box) to give the sides rigidity, and the whole thing is held together without a single stitch. See the how-to here: No-Sew Leather Pencil Case (