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Featured Maker: Elia DeLeòn

Featured Maker: Elia DeLeòn

I’m Elia DeLeòn, designer and leather smith. I come from generations of dressmakers, which inspired me to pursue a degree in fashion design. After a few years of studying the trade, I debuted my first collection in NYFW. When I realized that accessories were my strong point, I shifted my focus to leather goods.

Nowadays, you can find me in my Dallas studio, which doubles as a storefront. At Elia DeLeòn Vintage & Handmade, you can expect to see all of our leather creations, original designs, repurposed clothing, and cool vintage.

Follow Elia on social media @by_eliadeleon!

This project is perfect for Craft Cuts or Remnants! 

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Modify your Leathercraft Library pattern by adding 1" all the way around. Add notches in both bottom corners to add depth. 

Download the Free Pattern


Trace your pattern with a leather marking pen. 

Cut out your leather using a rotary cutter and leather scissors.

Using a 1/8" drive punch, punch holes for magnetic rivets.

Install magnetic rivets.

 Using Tanner's Bond® Tape, secure both pattern pieces together.

Mark rivet holes 1/8" from the top, 1/8" from the edge, and 1/2" apart OR mark your stitch line if you choose to hand sew this project.

Using a 1/8" drive punch, punch holes for rivets OR mark sewing holes with a pricking iron if you would prefer to hand sew this project. 

Use a rivet setter to set your rivets OR take this time to hand sew your project.

 That's it - you have a finished glasses case!


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