With the Roberta Catch All, organizing has never looked this luxurious. Lush suede in a summer sunset rust and brass hardware lend a touch of class to a side table or desk.
- Scissors, X-Acto knife, or leather rotary punch
- Rust suede leather
- Brass rivets
Gather your tools and materials. If you don’t have a rotary punch for leather, we are going to show you how to create this project with scissors or an X-Acto knife, so grab what you’ve got!
Fold the suede in half diagonally, pinching the corner.
Pick up one side of a rivet and hold it on the corner of the suede. The placement should be centered with at least 1 millimeter of suede showing on each side by the edges. Mark the center point of the rivet with a pencil.
Repeat on the other folded side so you have two even pencil marks where the rivet will go. Repeat marking this spot on each of the remaining corners.
If you are using a rotary punch, punch out all eight pencil marks. Remember to set your punch to the right thickness for the rivet post.
To use an X-Acto knife, make sure to grab a cutting mat to protect your surface. Cut a small X right on top of all the pencil markings. The X should be wide enough for the rivet post to fit through but not so large that the top of the rivets slide through.
To use scissors, fold the suede in half right at the center of each marked point. Make one tiny snip and then fold it the opposite direction to make another tiny snip, creating a small cut X shape. The X should be wide enough for the rivet post to fit through but not so large that the top of the rivets slide through.
Fold the corners diagonally again and push one smooth side rivet through both holes.
Screw the other side of the rivet to the first and repeat for each corner.
This catchall is handy for so many things. Use it on your dresser to store rings and things or in your craft room for pins and needles.
Janet Crowther is the voice and creative force behind For the Makers, an online destination for DIY supplies and tutorials. She has an undying passion for handmade goods and the art of purposeful design. Her first book, Make a Statement
, is on sale now, and she is currently writing her second DIY book, due out in spring 2017. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Collin, and their daughter, Davie. Follow along on Instagram at @forthemakers.