I have looked at the box contents pretty regularly, but was undecided on what to do. I knew I wanted to paint on it—but on what?
I first sewed on the sketchbook-holding flap, using binder clips to hold it in place, and the teflon foot on my sewing machine (and a size 90 stretch needle, as specified by my machine). Then came the pocket body, and then the pocket flap. Then I hand sewed the snap in place (a vintage snap from my grandmother's sewing basket).
|Inside, with notebook and pencil|
|Pocket snap and inside painting|
|Supplies and finished project|
Thanks to the following sites for inspiration:
Vintage Craft Studio on flickr
the Kenton Sorenson wallet
World of Pineapple leather tips and tricks
Martha Stewart's leather crafts
Sew Darn Crafty