Do you just love leather goods? Well, you are not alone. From shoes, belts, jackets, and clothes — there is something about leather that really makes it a great item to have. Not only is it sustainable and long-lasting, but it also pairs perfectly with everything, and every piece is unique. The downside is, leather goods can get a bit pricey when shopping. So, why not make your own! DIY leather crafts are fun, easy, and much cheaper than anything you can buy in a store.
If making leather items sounds daunting, don’t worry, most of the tutorials below are no-sew, thus you won’t need to bring the old, dusty sewing machine out. So, if you have some spare time and a desire to make the cutest accessories, below is a list that of DIY leather crafts that are affordable, and super easy to make!
20 DIY Leather Craft Projects to Make at Home
1. DIY No-Sew Emergency Kit
Who knew emergency kits could be as lavish as this – and made in 15 minutes!? This must-have accessory can be used on its own as a clutch, tossed in your purse, backpack, or gym bag to keep your essentials in reach.
2. DIY No-Sew Leather Glasses Pouch
This DIY leather sunglass case is extremely versatile, useful enough for travel, pretty enough for show! A perfect craft idea for summer, where after you make it you can put it to use around the pool:) Your sunglasses will never get scratched again! So, go and learn how to easily cut and punch a piece of leather to make this no-sew pouch that can store glasses or other small items.
3. DIY Classy Leather Clutch
Who knew you could make adorable leather clutches like these? I didn’t! But, I also didn’t know that the tutorials were step by step, and so easy to follow, so what did I know? Besides, this tutorial is also a great cheap DIY gift for friends so next time you need to get a birthday gift, but don’t have the money, use this tutorial to your advantage! So, grab your supplies and get ready to learn how to make a leather pouch that can be used as a clutch or even to decorate a desk while storing supplies.
4. DIY No-Sew Bag
No need to spend your precious money on purses that are identical to this in stores, when you can make your own! Not only will it be lots of fun, but it is one of those super cheap crafts that will cost a fourth of the price!
5. DIY No-Sew Sunglasses Case
Here is a cool leather case to make to store your shades in style. Sunglasses get protected while this easy to make accessory is cute enough to decorate with when not in use. Learn how to make this DIY sunglasses case with an easy step by step tutorial from Dream a Little Bigger. Be sure to check out the other cool crafts for teens and adults while there. I love DIY leather crafting projects, and this one is a top pick- choose any texture or color of leathers, too. I made one in a smooth red finish and my next is going to be a white, pebbled texture.
6. DIY No-Sew Leather Jewelry Pouch
7. DIY Leather Tassel Keychain
Now this one is a perfect DIY for leather-lovers that want to spread that love to friends, family members, and school-mates! The cutest tassel key chain!
8. DIY Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet
Learn how to make leather bracelets with this fun and easy DIY tutorial for bands that can be accented with patterned studs and jewels. A cool DIY gift idea for teens to make and give, these bracelets could also sell in an Etsy shop, as the style is super popular with both teens and adult buyers.
9. DIY Leather Pouch
A leather pouch not only stylish, but also more useful than you could ever imagine. There is no need to carry around a bulky wallet when you can slip this handmade pouch full of your necessities into your pocket!
10. DIY Leather Purse
Learn how to make a leather purse that looks anything but homemade. I was really surprised how easy this bag is to make. The tutorial and instructions for this adorable diy leather craft are easy to follow and the end result is pretty stunning.
11. Leather Key Pouch DIY
Who doesn’t want a leather key pouch that looks like it came straight out of a Harry Potter movie? Not me!
12. DIY No-Sew Leather Travel Pouch
13. DIY No-Sew Faux Leather Envelope Clutch
Feeling sassy? Aside from leather, prepare your glue gun, and you are set to having this simple envelope clutch! You finally found a no-sew faux leather bag with a lining that’s also perfect for any formal event!
14. DIY Leather Card Sleeve
15. DIY No-Sew Leather Bag
16. DIY Leather Wallet
18. DIY Leather Bracelet
19. DIY Simple Leather Wallet
20. DIY Leather-Bound Notebook