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DIY leather bound notebook | The Crafty Gentleman
in DIY + Crafts, Leather

How to make a DIY leather bound notebook

What is more timeless and classic than a leather-bound journal?! Perfect for business, as a gift or even just as a scribble pad to keep at home, they’re a really useful way to organise your life in true gentlemanly style! In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a pocket-sized leather-bound journal, complete with decorative inner lining to personalise it to your own tastes. I made this journal for about £6, including the leather and the awl (which…

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DIY key ring leather and felt tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Sewing

Leather and felt DIY keyring

Ever get the feeling that you’re drowning in fabric offcuts? Yep, me too. I literally have boxes full of the stuff! Cotton, felt, tweed, leather, silk, denim… you name it, I probably have a scrap of it somewhere. Well, I’ve recently got my hands on the bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying (seriously, go check it out if you’ve not heard of it – it’s amazing!) and I’m starting to work my way through it. If the book lives…

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Handmade leather knitting needle holder
in DIY + Crafts, Knitting, Leather

Try this: DIY leather knitting needle holder

Last year, I taught myself how to knit. Yep, guys can knit too! (I even did a load of research into the surprisingly manly history of knitting – check it out here!). Anyway, after nailing the basic concepts of knitting and completing a couple of projects, I kinda lost momentum and stopped. But I’m happy to say that I’ve picked up my needles and yarn again and I’m back to it! Now, as much as I enjoy knitting, I am…

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Handmade leather and denim apron tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Mens Fashion, Sewing

Try this: handmade leather and denim apron

I don’t really share many recipes on the blog – and when I do, it’s mostly snacks or desserts (see here and here, for example). But don’t be fooled; I love cooking! An afternoon spent in the kitchen preparing a hearty meal is an afternoon well spent, if you ask me. I figure that food forms such a huge part of everyone’s lives, you may as well throw yourself into it and enjoy it, right? With this in mind, I thought I’d…

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in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Leather

How to make simple leather drinks coasters

I’m starting a new tag on the blog today – 15 minute DIY! (If you don’t know what a tag is, it’s just a way to group together similar blog articles and content via a clickable link attached to each relevant blog post. You can see the tags on a post at the very end.). I’ll use this new tag to group together all of the simple and quick DIY tutorials I share on my blog – because sometimes all you want is a…

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Leather and tweed DIY travel documents holder
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Sewing

Leather & Tweed Travel Documents Holder

Salt and pepper, Batman and Robin, movies and popcorn; classic pairings that just work. Well, I’ve got a new one to add to the list: leather and tweed! I’m a HUGE fan of tweed, I just love the classic touch it can add to a project. I’ve also been doing a lot of leather craft lately – and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite materials to work with. So, it was only a matter of time before I brought…

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DIY leather cable organiser
in DIY + Crafts, Leather

Try this: DIY leather cable organiser

As a blogger, I’m constantly juggling between my laptop, iPad, camera and phone. I’m sure most of you reading this are the same! It’s great to have such a wealth of technology so readily available, but I’ve got to admit that all the chargers and cables that are involved do drive me a bit bananas. My phone charger, laptop cable, earphones, camera charger… we are living in the age of cables! I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in having faced…

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DIY Leather Luggage Tag
in DIY + Crafts, Leather

Handmade Leather Luggage Tag

As I write this, I’m also busy packing for a bit of an impromptu city break. Tomorrow, I’ll be boarding a ferry and setting sail to the Netherlands! My partner and I only booked it two weeks ago – it all seems quite surreal that we’re going already! Anyway, a spontaneous holiday is a good excuse for me to get crafting (who am I kidding; everything is a good excuse for me to get crafting!). I thought I’d share with…

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