Pattern Making

At some point crafters will want to design their own leather pattern, either for personal use or to offer custom projects to those around them.

Making leather patterns does take a bit of time, but is not difficult.  A great deal can be done with a few basic tools, which may vary a bit depending on the type of item for which you make patterns.  Bare minimum, I recommend:

  • triangle templates (30, 45, 60, and 90 degree angles)
  • a straight edge at least 12 inches long
  • circle templates up to about 6 inch size
  • ellipse templates and/or french curves

Information provided in this section is intended to be freely shared and available to everyone.

making holster patterns
Holster Pattern Making
pattern making notebook
Notebook Pattern Making