Templates Making a iPhone 6 Leather Sleeve

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by makesupply

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iPhone 6 Leather Sleeve – Build Along Tutorial

This is a build along video for the iPhone 6 leather sleeve 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! 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. For the card slot we used 2-3oz English Bridle leather sourced from Wickett & Craig. 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 iPhone sleeve I would suggest using leather in the 2/3oz or 3/4oz range only. The type of phone sleeve is often keep in ones pocket and if it’s too thick it can be uncomfortable. A finished leather, such as the English Bridle, makes the initial phone fit much easier. The natural veg tan leather is tough and takes a while to break in.

If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this iPhone sleeve 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

We put a lot of time and effort into producing these templates, videos, and blog posts. Please do not distribute the template you have purchased from Makesupply. It’s not cool and hurts our feelings. However, you are free to do whatever you want with the end product you create using the template design. Even sell them on Etsy!




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