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Cutting: Using a Precision Knife Freehand

Cutting leather freehand with a precision knife can be challenging, so it’s a good idea to hone your skills before working on an important project. Try making the Wine Tote for practice.

Materials

Leather

Tools

Mechanical pencil

Precision knife

Straightedge

Cutting mat

Clamps

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Adhere to all safety instructions included with your precision knife. Always know where your hands are, and never cut without control.

1 Mark the leather. Using a mechanical pencil, trace around the template, marking the ...

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