A member of the Fountain pen network asked me if I could make a single slip pen case that could travel in a front trouser pocket that would stop a pen from snapping.
I have made a similar case before where I wet moulded two pieces of leather after dying I slowly dried out the leather. This caused the leather to form a hard case.
As this was a case for a much smaller pen I decided on a more traditional style.
I started with a 15mm plastic pipe which I formed a piece of wet leather around. I punched a hole 40 mm from the top and cut a “V” shape for the clip to sit in. When I was happy with the shape I marked out the stitching holes around the “V” and then all around the outside of the shape.
When I had finished the case I soaked it again and then allowed it to dry slowly and thoroughly. As I expected the case went hard however there was still a small amount of flex in the case so I started again.
This time I took a different approach the addition of some Kydex using my smallest mould.
I heat formed the kydex over the mould
After forming the kydex I wet formed another piece of leather over the top of the kydex. I then added a piece of thinner leather under the “V” and lined the inside with cognac suede and dyed the outside shoe brown.
Then it was just a case of sewing everything together
Thanks for looking