The first step is to trace your design onto the leather and then cut each design out.  It’s more efficient to do a bunch of them at once.  For this piece of leather I chose to cut out 7 pairs.  I like to overlap as many lines as possible so that I minimize the number of cuts I have to make.  Here is a time lapse of tracing and cutting out these 14 bracers.

Written by Lance Lewis

One unique thing about me: I have never worked for anyone else, but instead began my first business when I was 17 and still in high school. I ran that business for 31 years. I have started three other businesses of which I am still involved with two of those: leatherworking and video production. Working for myself has it’s advantages and disadvantages, but it’s all I know and it’s always allowed me to pursue my passions!