My new leather pen case
My new leather pen case is something that I’m very proud.Well I need it. I made it. My way. I’m often travelling (now a bit less honestly) but even on the daily commute it’s good to protect my fountain pens and some more. And as a sketching aficionado but also pen addict is good to have some case like this one.
As most of my leather projects so I have the travel in mind. That means to me no use of metals, keep it simple but reliable and easy maintained with a minimum care. And I love the vegetable tanned leather that takes patina and to hand-made everything so… 🙂
I also make my personal leather balm for this kind of finish, that is so good that if I change only one ingredient of the recipe I can use it also for my skin. I care.
I always keep it (over)stuffed, probably too much stuffed. Even the Rotring Art Pens. Too much. But that’s the way it works! You think to keep you minimalist and light and on the bare minimum. So I made this leather pen case small, and I started start like that.
No way, at least for it works only for at least one month. Then later I will again my daily bag fill with lots of stuff, lots of pen and all odds. I just miss my mechanical pencil here because I lost it.
I also added my personalization touch, an anchor and my initials. I use elastic cords as much as i can in my leather project so to feed my “travel” concept. They are also reliable, easy found all over the world so easily replaceable. And you can replace easily also with some more. Just as example in Africa I replaced my broken elastic cord of my travel leather covers with some raw cord. It worked.
Just a side view of hand stitching or the “saddle stitching”. It’s still the strongest stitching for leather, and I use mostly waxed linen thread. I do it at the old-fashioned way, and this leather pen case takes strength with it. I kept the side gussets not that deep. Still wanting something not too thick. And I care about the borders and all details.
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