Corral your desk’s loose papers and odds and ends in a chic yet simple-to-assemble shallow leather box.

Read step by step instructions after the video.

Railroad striped denim, by Robert Kaufman, bandjfabrics.com, Economy single shoulder of leather, 4–5 oz., tandyleather.com, Deluxe rotary leather punch, tandyleather.com, HeatnBond ultrahold iron-on adhesive, thermowebonline.com, HeatnBond ultrahold iron-on adhesive, thermowebonline.com, Suede lace cord, 3 mm, fusionbeads.com

Smaller Catchall Variation

To make a smaller catchall, create a 5 1/2-by-6 1/2-inch version of catchall template on paper, then follow remaining instructions in how-to.

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Following dimensions in diagram, create a template on paper; cut out. Trace onto leather and cut out with craft knife.

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Step 2

Fuse fabric to leather with iron-on adhesive; fabric should be about 1/2 inch larger than leather in all directions. With scissors, cut away excess fabric.

Step 3

Using awl and a mallet, or rotary punch, make holes as indicated on template.

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Step 4

Thread needle with cord or twine. Sew a few times through a pair of holes to connect a corner. Pull tightly after each stitch, and finish with a square knot. Repeat for all corners.

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