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This series of craft projects features basic leather craft techniques using suede. Crafting with suede is an easy way to get started with leather crafts. Come back for more leather crafting fun in the weeks ahead!

The projects range in difficulty from EASY to AVERAGE.

Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun!

  • Woven Suede Bracelet - See how to make a bracelet by weaving narrow strips of suede into a suede leather band. It only takes scraps of suede in two contrasting colors to create this soft bracelet. Make one to coordinate with a special outfit or to give as a gift to a friend.


  • Leather Keychain Fob - In this project, make a keychain fob from a scrap of leather and decorate it with makers or leather cutouts.  This is very easy leather craft project that uses simple materials and is suitable for beginners and children. Makes a great gift for Dad!


  • Suede Leather Pendant Necklaces - In this project, create a necklace from scraps of suede leather and a length of plastic lacing. This is a simple leather craft suitable for beginners and children.


  • Leather Bookmarks - In this project, make a simple leather bookmark in one of five designs. The shapes include an eagle and a rocket. Bookmarks always make great gifts and leather ones last virtually forever. If you are new to leather craft, start with this project!


  • Suede Leather Bracelets - In this project, create a bracelet from scraps of suede leather. Cut a strip of leather, glue on motifs of a contrasting color and fasten with a Velcro┬« fastener. This is a good first leather craft project and requires no special leather craft tools.


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Suede bracelets

Bracelets made of suede are any easy introduction to leather crafting. See the Suede Leather Bracelets craft project.

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