Looking to try your hand at leather-working? This cable holder is perfect for advanced DIYers looking for a challenge. Check out the tutorial below to see how it’s done.
How to Make Your Own Leather Cable Holder
If you’re looking to make your foray into the world of leather, look no further! This DIY cable holder is a project for leather newbies – just make sure you have all the right tools before you get started. We love the polished look of this leather cable holder, but feel free to use faux leather if you’d prefer! This cable holder keeps your cords organized with a beautiful rustic touch. Check out the steps below to see how it’s done, and be sure to leave your own leather-working tips in the comments!
What you’ll need for your cable holder:
- Leather (or faux leather if you’d prefer)
- Cutting mat
- Metal ruler
- Rotary cutter
- Metal washer
- Leather edge slicker
- Dremel leather burnisher
- Eco Flo Gum Tragacanth and wool dauber
- Snap set
- Setting tool
- Double-face soft mallet
How to make your cable holder:
Step 1: Cut your leather into a small rectangular strip.
Step 2: Round the corners using a washer and rotary cutter.
Step 3: Rub the slicker against the edge of the leather.
Step 4: Dip the wool dauber into the gum, then rub it against the outside edge of the leather.
Step 5: Run the Dremel leather burnisher along the edge of the leather.
Step 6: Position the first snap on the leather.
Step 7: Hammer the snap into the leather using the setting tool and mallet.
Step 8: Flip the strip over, then align the corresponding snap.
Step 9: Hammer it into the leather using the nylon hammer and setting tool.
Step 10: Repeat this process with your last snap on the opposite end.
Step 11: Snap it closed and keep your cables organized!
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