The ability to create awesome items with leather is worth the splurge for the Cricut Maker. This DIY Leather Pouch with the Cricut Maker is an easy beginner leather project. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer bur provide this site with a small commission to enable it to continue bringing fun tutorials and inspirational ideas!
Leather projects with the Cricut Maker are quickly becoming my new favorite. Have you seen the leather earrings that are super popular on Etsy? Make a variety of them with the Cricut Maker! While smaller craft items (like earrings) are my favorite to make with leather, there is a variety of projects that crafters can make. Today I’m tackling an easy beginner Cricut leather project- this DIY Leather Case.
The Leather Pouch is a ready-to-go project in Cricut Design Space. This means that you do not have to design or create anything on your own. Grab your supplies, open the project in Cricut Design Space, and you are ready to go!
Supplies for the DIY Leather Case with the Cricut Maker:
- Cricut Maker
- Purple StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Genuine Leather Sheet
- Cricut Knife Blade or Deep Cut Blade
- Brayer tool
- Leather glue
How to Make the DIY Leather Case
Open up the Leather Case project in Cricut Design Space.
Following the Cricut Design Space instructions, send the project to the the Cricut Maker.
Place the genuine leather sheet on the StrongGrip Cutting mat FACE DOWN. Use the brayer tool to make sure the leather sheet is firmly on the StrongGrip Cutting mat.
Step over to the Cricut Maker. Move the white star wheels all the way over to the right side of the machine. You can see me doing this in this Instagram Reel video for this Leather Pouch craft.
Feed the StrongGrip cutting mat into the Cricut Maker.
Continue to follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space to cut the project.
Peel the project pieces off of the StrongGrip Cutting mat.
How to Assemble the Leather Case
Insert the leather tie through the slits. Glue in place.
Fold the short sides of the case towards the inside of the case. Fold the long side up, using the leather glue to adhere them together. Do NOT apply glue to the interior of the case. We do not want the sides stuck to the inside of the case. This would prevent anything from being added inside the case.
Bring the tie around the case and loop to tie.
Looking for more Cricut inspiration? Check out this Cricut project page, including tutorials on using Cricut Faux Leather.