Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SYS: No-Sew Leather & Wool Flask Sleeve {Shannon with Eat. Sleep. MAKE.}

Thanks for joining us for Stuff Your Stockings, a handmade gift series at Eat. Sleep. MAKE.

Hi all!  Today it's my turn to share my Stuff Your Stockings diy gift idea!  I chose a very man-friendly gift, as you can see.  It's no secret that man-gifts are in short supply in the craft blogger realm.  We generally tend to make things for ourselves.  I ran this idea past my husband a few weeks ago and he seemed to really like it, so I went for it.

And even better than it being leather and wool felt... it's no-sew!!

 

What you will need:
A flask, of course
Leather
Wool Felt
Glue gun & glue
Scissors

First:  Use your flask as a guide to cut out the base from leather.  Cut about 1/8" out from edge of flask.

Second:  Measure the distance around the flask and the height of the flask.  Cut your felt accordingly.


Third:  Using your glue gun, glue (one inch at a time) the felt to the leather.  Get as close to the edge as possible without glue seeping to the outside.


Your edge should look like the photo below...

 

Fourth: Once the glue has dried, slide the sleeve onto your flask.  Pull the felt tightly around and place a little glue to hold seam together. 


Fifth:  Cut a 1/2 inch band of leather and glue around base to hide the seam and strengthen the sleeve.


Slide your flask in the sleeve to make sure everything fits properly!


Sixth:  Add another 1/2 inch band of leather around the top of the sleeve. 
Seventh:  To hide the seam in the back, cut a 1 inch piece of leather the length of the height of your sleeve and glue only to the leather bands on the top and the bottom.  This will serve as a belt loop... which would be perfect for a hunting or fishing trip!

Now find a handsome man to give it to!










3 comments:

  1. Oooh, this is so neat! I love a good manly gift. So many DIY ideas for guys are kind of frou-frou. I'm not sure if that's a real word, but you know what I mean, right? :-) This is a seriously manly-looking present!

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  2. I love this idea for a cup as well... AWESOME!
    Thank you so much for visiting my party...♥

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