Leather Hide

I have been thinking and reading about leatherworking for quite a while now.

A few weeks ago I got my first leather hides and so for a nice easy starter project I decided to replace the strap on my wife’s purse.

Worn Out Purse Strap

The original strap was made out of vinyl and with use it cracked.

So I measure up the vinyl strap and cut a leather one to match. But instead of sewing it like the original  strap I decided to use some copper rivets to attach it.

Repaired Purse Strap