DIY Craft - Dip-Dyed Ombre Leash (part 2)

DIY Ombre Leash
DIY Craft - Dip-Dyed Ombre Leash (part 2)
Make a leather clamp cover for your dip-dyed ombre leash

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(Get the how-to for part one of the dip-dyed leash here)

MATERIALS

  • Leather
  • Craft Knife
  • Embroidery Floss
  • #18 Darning Needle
  • Ruler
  • Hammer
  • Self-Healing Cutting Mat

 

HOW-TO

Step 1 Cut a strip of leather about 2.25" wide, or wide enough to cover the length of the clamp.

 

Step 2 From this strip, cut two pieces of leather, both about 2.5" long or long enough to wrap around the clamp.

 

Step 3 Soak one of the leather pieces in warm water until it becomes soft and malleable. Stretch it out a bit then pat dry.

 

Step 4 Fold the leather over. Take a hammer and your darning needle and create some small stitch guides/holes anywhere from 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart. You only need a few light taps from the hammer, don't go crazy.

 

Step 5 Lay the leather on a flat surface, then position and place the clamp on top. Cut a length of embroidery floss and tie a knot at the end. Anchor the floss to the rope itself by looping and tying the thread a few times.

 

Step 6 Stitch the two ends of the leather together with a simple whip stitch, pulling tightly. When you reach the end, anchor the floss to the rope as before. Cut the thread.

 

Step 7 Repeat steps 3-6 for the other clamp. Allow the leather to dry out completely (it'll tighten up around the clamp as it dries) and you're done!

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