Another leather project idea coming your way. After making the tomahawk mask for my buddy (for Christmas), I needed to come up for something for his wife too. So, asked him to smuggle me her shears. She likes to make things for her kids/grandkids, and usually hauls projects she's working on in a bag. Well, now she'll be able to have her shears a little safer when around little helpers. These are a pair of Fiskars Titanium shears, end to end, they're 8 1/2" in length. I cut some veg-tan leather from a paper template I drew out. The hardware placement was marked, holes punched, and slit cut. I used Neetsfoot Oil to prep the leather for dye. The oil ensures an even color dispersing of the dye, and keeps the surface of the leather from cracking... the dye has alcohol as a solvent, and would dry out the leather without pre-oiling. The front side, I selected a Sam Browne button which rivets on. On the back side, a narrow (metal) belt clip is slipped through a slit cut, and riveted in place. The slit is made by punching two holes in the leather, then cutting between them. By doing this, the slit has a defined beginning point and end point, and will not tear further with use. The same process is used for the slit on the tab which pops over the Sam Browne button. The piece was then sewn with a saddle stitch, using waxed thread. The "Fixin' Wax" was then hand rubbed into the leather as a finish. The strap can be secured in place OUTSIDE of the shears handle, allowing them to be stowed/pulled during the time working on a project, without having it get in the way. The clip can be used on the waistband of pants, apron string, belt, or hooked over the top of a craft bag.