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    Hi All.

    I am a bit of a DIY fan and like making stuff for my own personal use.
    I thought I could share the Pen Leather cases that I made recently so you can tell me what you think.

    I'm by no means expert in leather craftmanship, so any feedback, especially with tips and tricks I can follow to improve, would be greatly appretiated.

    Here they are: 3 very simple models...
    LeatherCase_Parker.jpg
    LeatherCase_Montblanc.jpg
    LeatherCase_Crown.jpg

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    Not my field of expertise, but they look great to me. Very professional.
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    They look like excellent pen pouches to me and I would happily buy one if I could.
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    Really well done, I especially like the look of the top case, so classic. May I ask what sewing machine you are using? I have a few vintage Singer's and have only sewn leather on a 99k handcrank so far.

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    They all look really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
    Really well done, I especially like the look of the top case, so classic. May I ask what sewing machine you are using? I have a few vintage Singer's and have only sewn leather on a 99k handcrank so far.
    Thanks for the feedback tscweaves!

    I did try to sew with a sewing machine first:
    The pouch #3 with the silver Crown pen on it, was my first attempt. I tried sewing it with a singer 268 (from 1980's).
    The sewing process was quite ok, the machine did not have problems with punching the leather (3mm total). The problem was with the curved part, and I couldn't keep it consistent.
    You can notice that on the pictures. In the end, I removed the stitches, increased the holes and sewed manually.
    Bottom line is: I don't have sewing machine skills enough to do this (yet).

    The pouches #1 and #2 were manually sewed:
    I used this tool to punch the holes. Then sewed with waxed line and needle.

    Best regards.
    Walter

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    Thank you for the feedback all!
    There is a lot to learn but in the end what counts is the journey.

    Best regards.
    Walter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wmundstock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
    Really well done, I especially like the look of the top case, so classic. May I ask what sewing machine you are using? I have a few vintage Singer's and have only sewn leather on a 99k handcrank so far.
    Thanks for the feedback tscweaves!

    I did try to sew with a sewing machine first:
    The pouch #3 with the silver Crown pen on it, was my first attempt. I tried sewing it with a singer 268 (from 1980's).
    The sewing process was quite ok, the machine did not have problems with punching the leather (3mm total). The problem was with the curved part, and I couldn't keep it consistent.
    You can notice that on the pictures. In the end, I removed the stitches, increased the holes and sewed manually.
    Bottom line is: I don't have sewing machine skills enough to do this (yet).

    The pouches #1 and #2 were manually sewed:
    I used this tool to punch the holes. Then sewed with waxed line and needle.

    Best regards.
    Walter
    Your cases are really well stitched! I totally stink at handsewing, it is one of my banes! Cool punch tools. I have a leather punch that has a number of punches on a wheel that rotate and then squeezes like a pliers. I can see that the punch you used is much better for uniform holes. Thanks for the information.

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    Default Re: DIY Leather Case for Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
    Your cases are really well stitched!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
    I totally stink at handsewing, it is one of my banes! Cool punch tools. I have a leather punch that has a number of punches on a wheel that rotate and then squeezes like a pliers. I can see that the punch you used is much better for uniform holes. Thanks for the information.
    The tool helps a lot, the punch tool you refer too won't give you consistent lines, I bet that's why you don't like your stitching. The punch tool from the link I posted will do 2 things for you:
    1. Your straight lines will be straight, with same dimmension and same spacing.
    2. It makes the hole in a way that the stitches will be "kind" of zig-zag making them look good.

    While stitching you are always looking for consistence. Same spacing between holes, straight lines, etc. It doesn't matter so much how you stitch, as long as you use the same exact process on every stitch it will look ok .


    Thanks!
    Walter

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