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DIY :: LEATHER DRAWER PULLS

What You Need:

  • Leather belt or leather scraps
  • scissors or exacto knife
  • hammer
  • nail to create hole (or use and awl or screw punch)
  • screws to fit original hardware including washer and nut
  • screwdriver

How-to:

Remove your original hardware and use the length of the holes for a measurement guide, for new placements measure to taste . Allow for slight overlap. Cut strips of leather or belt by using sharp scissors or exacto knife. To puncture hole, use a hammer and nail (or an awl or screw punch). Thread your screws into leather hole and then through your drawer or cabinet. Fasten with your washer and nut. Make sure it is secure, to tighten use pliers.

Make Smith recently worked with Stacey Millet of The Sunday Sparkle on a fun D.I.Y. project. Check out the post here.

February 19, 2013

LIMITED EDITIONS ›


LEATHER GROOMSMENS GIFTS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

Give a gift that will kick start traditions for years to come. Take a look at a special collection we designed just for the guys.

1. Bi-fold leather wallet – hand stitched genuine grade A leather with a rustic bison colored patina.  Initial it or add a special message on the back flap to create a timeless heirloom piece.  $85

2. Classic leather belt - The leather is rugged but soft to the touch.  It goes without saying that a handmade belt could be the most traditional gift a man can get. Initials can be hand-stamped to order. $95

3. Leather wrapped pocket flask – Each flask is made of handsome clear Italian glass by Bormioli Rocco and has a swing-top stopper that creates a hermetic seal to preserve its contents. We then hand-cut and stitch a custom sleeve using genuine USA top grain leather. Each can be initialed to order.  $125

4. Leather Key chain with clip - These leather key chains features a solid metal snap clip for quick release from your belt loop. Each piece is hand-cut and made to order using US top grain leather.  Hand-stamped initials can be forged on the back. $35

5. Leather credit card sleeve - This piece is very popular with guys that only carry the essentials.  Its now known as the front pocket wallet.  Its hand stitched with sinew thread and hand died for a rustic look. Each piece is made to order and can be custom embossed. $55

Ordering & inquiries:  Make Smith offers a collection of handmade leather goods with a personal touch.  Your custom orders can be placed by writing us an email, or by calling over the phone.  Lead times for custom production may very, so contact us ASAP to get started – 10 days before your deadline.  We look forward to working with you!

Email: orders {at} makesmith.com

Phone: (805) 699-6296 PST  12pm to 6pm – Monday through Saturday

December 18, 2012

FEATURED STORE ›


NEW STORE :: OTHERWILD

 

 

OTHERWILD GOODS & SERVICES is now carrying Make Smith Leather goods. Otherwild is a hybrid retail store and graphic design studio in Los Angeles, CA dedicated to design in it’s many facets. We’re honored to have found such a cozy home in Echo Park. 

Otherwild

1932 Echo Park Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90026

(323) 546-8437

otherwild@gmail.com

www.otherwild.com

October 22, 2012

DIY PROJECTS › PRESS ›


DIY :: HOW TO MAKE A LEATHER PLANT HANGER WITH DESIGN SPONGE

Photos by Cara Robbins

We just published a D.I.Y. article with Design*Sponge teaching the process of making your own Leather Hanging Planter – the same style we sell on our site! Below are two photos pulled from the series shot by Cara Robbins.  Read the full article here.

September 30, 2012

CO-BRANDING ›


FOR THE TERRITORY AHEAD

We’re  super excited to announce that Make Smith Leather Co. has designed a collections of men’s accessories with The Territory Ahead.  Just in time for holiday shopping season, these new pieces will ship nationally in a special men’s gift catalog – available online, and catalog only! Take a look…

September 01, 2012

CO-BRANDING ›


FOR PRINT LIBERATION

We made a wallet in collaboration with PRINT LIBERATION. Each piece is hand-picked from specialty tanned cattle hides, and as always 100% hand-made in the USA. Get one before they're gone! DON'T GIVE UP!

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