How did I get started with leatherwork!?
Here is my story:
A few years ago my best friend, Liz and I, went to your standard craft store and purchased two Tandy Leather "Starter Kits". We were bored and thought it would be a fun afternoon project. What neither of us knew was how hard it would be or how much we'd love it. Least of all, we had no idea how far we'd both go with it!
Just like with most things, our first projects didn't exactly look like the professionals, but we kept going and became addicted. From tooling, to stamping, to stitching, our hobby has grown into our passion. We both still have full time jobs in marketing and banking, although, leatherwork is definitely the dream job.
I'm going to share with you my very first leather project from the starter kit! It's absolutely TERRIBLE and I don't want y'all to laugh!! I've come a long way since then, but it proves my point about our first project not being professional grade...
Again, please don't judge me based on my very first project! Haha! I share this with you only as encouragement! When it comes to leather work, there is always more to learn and room for improvement! If your first project isn't as good as the professionals or machines making leather products nowadays, don't let that discourage you. Just keep at it like I did!