Simple steps to a chevron-chic home accent! 1) Back a piece of cork with interfacing so that the other layers below won’t be seen through the fabric. 2) Glue the cork to foam core, cover it with fabric and place it in a pretty frame. 3) Use a handsaw to shorten the screws from a variety of knobs so they’re flush against the wall when hanging. 4) Use an awl to poke holes for the knobs into the cork. 5) Repeat the first three steps to create a matching back piece.
For a jewelry board.. 1. Using an X-Acto knife, cut balsa wood to fit the dimensions of the window panes. 2. Attach batting to one side of the balsa with spray-on glue. Place fabric over the batting and pull it taut, then staple it to the backside of the balsa. 3. Use an awl or drill to make holes in the back of the balsa, then screw hooks (just do it by hand) through the front of it. 4 Attach the finished boards to the windows with a glue gun.
Prerequisite: How to thread your needles for hand-sewing Things you'll need: Basic: To start out, you'll need your leather pieces (whatever project you're working on or maybe just some scrap to practice on), a Stitching Wheel, Stitching Groover, Sewing Awl, 2 Needles, Waxed Thread and any kind of scissors. Note: I'm using a stitching pony in the photos. You won't need one to start with or if you only do a few projects but it helps to hold your leather in place while sewing. Even more…
using border punches for other than just a card or page