The Leather Element: Order of Steps in a Project

Miriam Schlabach |

What is the proper order of steps in a leather project?

In this video, Chuck gives his suggestions on the process he takes.

When using chrome tanned leather, there are four basic steps.

  1. Cut

  2. Decorate

  3. Sew

  4. Assemble

When using veg-tan leather, there are five basic steps.

* = only if applicable for your project

  1. Cut
    *Optional: Tool, Mold, Wet form
    *Trim to size when wet forming

  2. Punch Holes

  3. Edge Work
    *Chisel for Hand Sewing

  4. Dye, Finish, Antique, and Top Coat

  5. Final Assembly

Check out some of our step-by-step project tutorials here.