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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make a leather Sheath for The Maker Knife. The Maker Knife is a really cool utility knife designed by the Youtuber Giaco Whatever. I thought it would be a fun idea to make a sheath to hold the knife and would be a great project to practice my leatherworking skills. I have tried to make this Instructable as simple and approachable as I can for beginners wanting to get started with leather work because it is great and easy to work with material.

Because the knife is quite a minimalist form I wanted to make the sheath small and fit on the back of my belt in a horizontal Scout hold so that it can be easily removed. After several design iterations, I came to a version which I liked and is similar to the geometric design of the knife. Attached are the dimensions that can be referred to when cutting the leather out.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials

I want to make this project as approachable to beginners as possible because when I researched leatherworking I was overwhelmed by the leather, different tools, and finishes. If you are a maker you will most likely have the tools to start leather work for example sandpaper.

As a beginner, all you need is:

  • 2mm leather. This can be natural veg tan leather that you can dye at the end or any other leather offcuts. This project is small so will not be very expensive to purchase. I recommend looking at offcuts sold on eBay so that you do not need to invest in a large hide.
  • A Knife, to cut the leather.
  • Contact cement
  • Sewing needles and waxed thread
  • A burnishing tool which is basically a concave piece of wood, I use a drawer handle and it works fine.

Most of these Items can be purchased in cheap leatherworking kits.

Other tools you can use as well:

Cherzer4 months ago
Nice Work! I tried wet forming once but never finished the project. Some people suggest wrapping the item to be molded in kitchen cling wrap. It is super thin, but helps protect knives from moisture.
Glad to find Maker Knife related projects outside of YouTube.
I am pleased you like it.
jessyratfink4 months ago
That is a great looking sheath! Those Maker Knives are so pretty, too.
BenAustin146 (author)  jessyratfink4 months ago
Thank You.
AnandM544 months ago
Impressive one..
BenAustin146 (author)  AnandM544 months ago
Thank You.