Leather cutting tools play a central role in the leather crafting process. They not only contribute to the pleasure—or pain—of the process, but also to the quality of the finished product. The first place to start is to determine what cutting tools are needed. Two must-have cutting tools for leather are a utility knife and a smaller hobby or craft knife.
Join the Stonestreet VIP rewards program to start earning points! Knowing how to cut leather is an essential part of leatherworking. Cuts should be perfect since they significantly affect the result of your leather project. The most minor slip of your ruler can mess with your burnishing process and make your stitching lines no longer as straight as they should be. Little blunders like that are intensified with each step you take to complete your leatherworking project. While learning how to cut leather correctly can be a challenge, with a little bit of patience, both experienced leather workers and amateurs alike can master the art of cutting leather.
Cutting leather is super easy with the right tools. It can seem pretty daunting if you're trying to go at it with a pair of scissors, though. In this instructable I'll show you how to cut both thick and thin leathers, and give some tips on how to get the best cut. It's good to have all of these things in your crafting arsenal anyway - I can't tell you how many times I bring out the cutting mat and ruler every week :D. While you can definitely use scissors to cut leather, it's not ideal.
By strathmoredesigns , March 26, in Leather Tools. I'm teasing the idea of getting some sort of a strap cutting tool and I'm wondering what type people think is best. Looking at the Tandy site, it seems like I've got two real and easily accessible options. Does anybody have any experience with either or both of these tools or an opinion?