After marking my pattern onto the leather with an awl, I cut the pieces out with a sharp round knife.
The interior lining leather is a French goat skin. It has a soft pebbled grain, which helps prevent pens from getting scratched when stored in the case.
The clamps apply pressure, which helps the glue form a solid bond.
I used a waxed linen thread from France. This is a traditional thread for leather working. The wax helps prevent the thread from fraying, makes it more durable and allows it to easily slide through the holes.
There are a number of ways to paint edges, but I prefer to do it all by hand and apply the paint with an awl.
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