Beginner | 25 min
Taught by Elke Bergeron
Leather designer Elke Bergeron shows you how to dye, paint and embroider super trendy leather cuffs. These eye-catching bracelets are a great way to learn how to work with leather and get familiar with leather working tools. Elke provides ideas for customizing these simple cuffs with leather dyes and embroidered designs so you can whip up a batch of unique designs.
Learn how to:
  • Cut leather straps
  • Punch shaped ends
  • Finish leather with beveling and burnishing
  • Dye leather
  • Paint leather
  • Add embroidered detail
  • Punch holes
  • Add brass hardware

What You’ll Get:
  • Step-by-step instruction on making a an embroidered leather cuff bracelet using professional leather-working techniques
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Expert instruction from Elke Bergeron
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Embroidered Leather Cuffs
Here’s what you’ll need:
Check Tandy Leather for all leather-working supplies, paints, and dyes
  • 8-9oz natural veg tanned leather, at least 8” long
  • Strap cutter
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Edge beveler (size 3 to 4 recommended)
  • Sponge
  • Edge burnisher
  • Water
  • Strap end punch (or you can use a rotary cutter)
  • Leather dyes (Elke uses "Evening Blue" by Eco-Flo in class)
  • Wool dauber
  • Fabric paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint with acrylic finish for leather by Tandy
  • Painter’s tape
  • Iron and ironing cloth
  • 1/8” Leather punch by Tandy (can be found in the Mini Punch Set)
  • XS Leather punch for stitching by Tandy
  • Awl
  • Brass buttons with recommended post backing (Elke uses Buckleguy buttons in Natural Brass with size 9/32” Back Post)
  • Screwdriver
  • Plastic hammer
  • Poly cutting board
  • Waxed poly thread in color of choice
  • Thick needle
  • Lighter
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