Strops aren't just for barbers; they're a simple and easy way of gently sharpening any blade edge from the toolbox to the kitchen or bathroom. Learn how to make a leather strop at home by following along with this informative video tutorial.
John Hunt demonstrates how to do Cross Stitch that is used on steering wheel covers in this video. He takes a piece of dowel and wraps it with pre-glued leather. Next he threads two needles with cotton thread that has been pulled through bees wax so they stay in the leather better. Next he begins to sew. You have to sew the first half of the cross stitch with one needle and thread, and the other half with the other needle and thread. Sew till you get to the end pull both needles off the threa...
The Native Americans were reknown for their ability to make use of every part of the animals they hunted for food. In this tutorial, you're shown how to make a traditional tribal flute from the leg bone of a deer.
Dying leather is a great option to revamp or change the look of an existing leather piece. Choose a dye that provides the qualities you are looking for, be it flexibility or depth of color. The possibilities are endless.
Watch and see how to make long continuous laces from a square piece of leather with a lacemaker. Cut a starting hole in the center of the piece first. A 4 inch square can yield 8 feet of lacing.
Turn a few leather scraps (or an old purse!) into a beautiful leather bow bracelet. Aside from the leather, you'll need a few snap buttons and either leather glue or a needle and thread (plus your wrist measurements!). Then follow the steps in this tutorial and end with a lovely fashion accessory!
This video is an introduction to rawhide art and the process of its creation and appreciation. Candace Copeland uses many media in her passion of creating art. One of her specialties is rawhide art.
Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make a leather sheath for your Scandinavian knife. Place the knife on top of the leather you will be using to make the sheath. Measure the tip of your knife away from the bottom of the leather for about a size of the width of your index finger. Wrap the knife with the material you're using to measure the length and width of the sheath. Mark the edges of the leather that will be needed to make the sheath. Cut out the leather by following the marke...
Canvas shoes like Vans and Converse are the most popular casual shoes in the world, and have become high-style items over the years as well. They are easy to paint, cheap, and make perfect canvases for custom shoe art. Watch this video for three great tips that will improve you custom canvas shoe painting projects and ensure your kicks come out as fly as possible.
A wallet is meant to keep your money safe, so it doesn't really make sense to spend a whole lot on one. Get creative and make your own wallet out of duct tape! This video will show you how to make a stylish Tri-Bifold (that's right- both!) out of duct tape that you can decorate however you like.
Painting custom leather kicks like Dunks is increasingly popular as the art community realizes what great canvases these big bold shoes make. If you want to get in the game watch this video for a one-stop guide to customizing leather shoes (in this case Dunks) with whatever paint designs you want.
A snap extender gives you a little extra room when attaching leather or canvas using snaps. It's very easy to make - all you need is your chosen leather or canvas, a ruler, pencil, scissors, snaps and snap attachment tools.
Leather work is a beautiful and very useful craft that has been practiced for centuries. Our expert is here to teach you how to do leather works like a leather knife sheath in this free craft video series.
Scary Dave, leatherworking master craftsmen, shows how to make this painted and etched leather cuff bracelet. Follow along with these step by step directions and learn how to craft a beautiful leather bracelet with a feather pattern.
There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case.
In this tutorial, we learn how to apply sharpening compound to a hone. First, remove the old compound by scratching the hone on scotch bright. Keep doing this until the compound is off and the hone is soft. To reapply, start coloring the compound on. Work your way from the top to the bottom, moving in an up and down motion quickly. Make sure you apply enough to where the hone is a darker color of green instead of a light green When you are finished, you will have newly applied compound within...
Avid readers may be wearing out the covers of their leather bound books, but fret not, this video tutorial shows how to care for the leather bound covers. Learn how to apply leather dressing to leather book covers to preserve that binding and ready for another reading.
Check out this video for a demonstration on cutting leather laces from a leather circle using the wooden strap cutter.
In this video series, watch as Manda Claire teaches how to use different techniques and tools to manipulate and design leather goods.
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross joins Martha to make a fashionable leather belt. This fashionable leather belt achieves the look of a very expensive one -- for a fraction of the cost. Make a leather belt.