I needed some way to carry around my standard tools , so I made a foldable tool purse. It is supposed to hang from your side when sitting on a chair, so that everything is easily accessible. Sewn in a somewhat stretchy sheep skin, by hand with waxed linen thread. Total worktime is approximately six hours.
The panels are my first attempt at wet-shaping leather patterns. It turned out a lot better than I thought, but took a bit more time than planned. (Note to self; do not put new leatherwork in a backpack together with sharp oblects, they leave scratches.)
I finally broke out my leather tooling stuff and went to town on this design. I changed the pouch design I had a little by including a small pocket in the front flap, to place notes, cards or what have you. I also did the lacing all around.
Its been finished in an Acorn Brown and clear coated with Feibing's *cough* with atom wax. (I don't remember what its name was exactly.)
Once I had myself a big fancy belt, the need for a similarly fancy belt pouch became apparent. This one is made from veg tan leather in various weights from 6 to ~14 oz., with a button carved out of cherry.
I'm trying something new with the closure on this one - instead of drawing the cord down behind the button, I made a button with a grooved rim at the top to hold the cord and sewed it on flush, so that the cord sits on the top of the button. Pressing gently on the cover flap releases the tension on the cord so I can open it with one hand.