Templates Making a Leather Field Notes Case Template

Published on July 21st, 2015 | by makesupply


Field Notes Leather Case Template – Build Along Video

This is a build along video for the Field Notes Case template. If you wish to purchase the template:

Digital Templates

Acrylic Template

The digital templates are an instant download so you can get started right away. If you have already purchased the template thanks a bunch! You can continue below.

Need help with hand-stitching? Check out our saddle stitch tutorial.

Inventory of Tools

Leather Selection Suggestions

In this video we used 3-4oz. Hermann Oak natural vegetable tanned tooling leather sourced from Goliger Leather. If you are just looking to purchase a small amount of something similar for this project I suggest this product from Springfield Leather. It is the exact same weight as the leather in the video. If you are outside of the USA I’m not as privy on suppliers. However you could try one of these Madison Shoulders – 1.2mm/1.4mm from A & A Crack & Sons. They have an awesome selection of leathers available to ship worldwide.

For this Field Notes case I would suggest using leather in the 3/4 or even 4/5 oz range. You have a little more flexibility since it is a piece not meant to be in someones pocket all day like a wallet or card holder.

If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this Field Notes case your edge finishing guidelines will probably be different. Chrome-tanned leathers and extremely soft leathers like sheepskin are difficult and sometimes impossible to burnish by hand. If you would like to follow this tutorial to spec, we would suggest acquiring a burnish-able vegetable tanned leather.

Guidelines of Template Usage

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