Otherwise, the next most important thing is a nice, light design! The first step is to cut an 8 x 6 inch rectangle of leather. Cuts Use a scalpel to cut the design into the leather. If you have a Swivel Knife, you can obviously use that, but chances are that if you’re reading this, you don’t have all the leather tools at hand. Now it’s time to stitch your cover together. Third paragraph – What can you do for the company?