This DIY Leatherworking Kit is a great way to get creative and keep your hands busy during quarantine! Your final product will be a fun leather face mask, comfortably molded to your own unique face shape, with an interior pocket for your filter of choice.
Kit Options: "The Full Kit" comes with everything you need to finish your mask (see list below), and detailed instructions guide you through stitching, shaping, and burnishing, featuring hand-drawn illustrations. This kit is perfect for a beginner who is completely new to leatherworking. "Just the Basics" includes just the leather pieces, thread, hardware, and filter template, with the same detailed instructions to guide you. This is perfect for someone who already has a basic leatherworking toolkit.
Dyes and other coloring options are not included with either kit option. To color your mask to the same color as the example mask, use Tandy Leather's Tan Gel Antique. You can also color your mask with leather dyes, leather paints, or permanent markers to achieve your own custom look.
Included in The Full Kit:
Imitation Sinew Thread:
2x Button screw studs
Plastic Filter Template
Jar of Sealer
Wooden Edge Slicker
Additional Tools and Supplies Needed:
Scissors or Snips
Bowl of Hot Water
Dyes, Paints, or Permanent Markers (Optional)
Soft Cloth Filters
*Note: This kit does not come with a filter, because there is conflicting research about what materials make the best filters. Do your research and use your best judgement when selecting your filter material. This mask kit is NOT intended as a replacement for medical-grade masks, and is NOT guaranteed to prevent illness. The purpose of this kit is to teach leatherworking basics, and help you craft your own fun post-apocalyptic accessory*
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