01-14-2015 08:47 AM
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  1. z8er's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    I was just recently visiting family in Missouri and my Sister, who has been getting into leather working, was awesome enough to make me this one of a kind hand stitched leather cover for my Surface Pro 3. Just thought I'd show it off a little. Thanks for looking! :D

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    09-10-2014 11:59 AM
  2. Adam_ation's Avatar
    Amazing work, looks fantastric! - Adam
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    09-10-2014 12:05 PM
  3. RajeevT's Avatar
    The tanning looks a little too blotchy for my taste but the stitching, branding and just the general look are first class. Is the inside suede? I'd definitely pay for one of these. Pass on my compliments to your sister for doing a great job. :)
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    09-10-2014 04:39 PM
  4. z8er's Avatar
    The tanning looks a little too blotchy for my taste but the stitching, branding and just the general look are first class. Is the inside suede? I'd definitely pay for one of these. Pass on my compliments to your sister for doing a great job. :)
    Thanks! Yea, I wanted more of a worn rustic look out of it I guess. The inside is actually a type of softer pig skin leather. I'll let her know you guys like it! ;)
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    09-11-2014 11:42 AM
  5. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Looks like a quality job, your sister is clearly very talented! :)
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    09-11-2014 12:11 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    Ohohohoh! I want one!
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    09-11-2014 03:22 PM
  7. anon(8977867)'s Avatar
    I'm in UK. Pm me if u could ask your sister to make and ship one to me for a reasonable cost.
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    09-13-2014 02:13 AM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    That looks VERY nice. She ought to put those up on Amazon.
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    09-13-2014 10:20 AM
  9. z8er's Avatar
    I'm in UK. Pm me if u could ask your sister to make and ship one to me for a reasonable cost.
    PM Sent!

    Also, just our of curiosity, would anybody else be interested in purchasing one of these? And if so, how much would you be willing to spend. An honest answer is appreciated, she's not looking to rip anybody off. Thanks!
    09-15-2014 01:08 PM
  10. swingbeat1990's Avatar
    PM Sent!

    Also, just our of curiosity, would anybody else be interested in purchasing one of these? And if so, how much would you be willing to spend. An honest answer is appreciated, she's not looking to rip anybody off. Thanks!
    Hmm.. I must say, I'm REALLY tempted. I like it a lot!

    In terms of price, how about 20 bucks?
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    09-15-2014 03:59 PM
  11. z8er's Avatar
    Hmm.. I must say, I'm REALLY tempted. I like it a lot!

    In terms of price, how about 20 bucks?
    Haha! Well thanks for the honesty, but 20$ might be just a little too low ;)
    09-15-2014 04:21 PM
  12. swingbeat1990's Avatar
    Haha! Well thanks for the honesty, but 20$ might be just a little too low ;)
    Haha..Sorry. Clearly, I have no clue what the appropriate price should be.

    What do you think?
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    09-15-2014 05:17 PM
  13. mozman68's Avatar
    She should really just take the material cost plus a reasonable rate for her time based on how long it took to make and at a minimum double that number. Throw it out there and see what happens.
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    09-16-2014 07:17 AM
  14. Hebraist's Avatar
    WOW! That is BEAUTIFUL! Yes, I definitely want one too.
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    09-16-2014 08:35 AM
  15. z8er's Avatar
    Haha..Sorry. Clearly, I have no clue what the appropriate price should be.

    What do you think?
    She should really just take the material cost plus a reasonable rate for her time based on how long it took to make and at a minimum double that number. Throw it out there and see what happens.
    Ok yes, I agree. The cost for materials was around 60$. I'd say she spent around 10 hours on it at least. So if you say maybe 10$ an hour, plus materials. That's $160. So would you guys spend somewhere between 150$-200$ on a cover for you surface? Also, keep in mind there are cheaper options for the leather and lining. I wanted the custom stamp which takes a thicker harder piece of leather, which was pretty expensive. What do you guys think?
    09-16-2014 12:08 PM
  16. onysi's Avatar
    tell her to start an Ebay Store. That is a beautiful portrait cover. I love portrait covers, and that is just perfect. We even have the same Red type cover so I can imagine me owning that.
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    09-16-2014 06:16 PM
  17. dkediger's Avatar
    A Pen Holder! Yeah, I was going to say for a quality, handcrafted, leather item around $175 - $200. I think a flap with a long strap and snap or just a tab to slide through would be sharp.
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    09-16-2014 06:32 PM
  18. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Those really are very nice.
    Could she make those for the 8 inch Windows tablets...Iconia W4, Dell V8P, etc???
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    09-16-2014 06:34 PM
  19. dkediger's Avatar
    Forgot to say, I would be interested in one!
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    09-16-2014 06:36 PM
  20. z8er's Avatar
    tell her to start an Ebay Store. That is a beautiful portrait cover. I love portrait covers, and that is just perfect. We even have the same Red type cover so I can imagine me owning that.
    Thanks! Yea, she has actually just started an Etsy store, but there's no surface covers for sale on there yet.
    09-16-2014 06:58 PM
  21. z8er's Avatar
    A Pen Holder! Yeah, I was going to say for a quality, handcrafted, leather item around $175 - $200. I think a flap with a long strap and snap or just a tab to slide through would be sharp.
    Thanks for the input! Yea, actually our initial concept was a flap with a tab to slide through, but this piece of leather was a bit too stiff. If she were to use a softer piece she could definitely get that done.
    09-16-2014 07:01 PM
  22. z8er's Avatar
    Those really are very nice.
    Could she make those for the 8 inch Windows tablets...Iconia W4, Dell V8P, etc???
    Thanks! Yes actually! Her process was to make a wooden form with the exact measurements of the surface, then use that to form the cover around it. As long as she has the measurements, she could make anything!
    09-16-2014 07:03 PM
  23. slavrenz's Avatar
    I only have a SP2, but I'd say shoot for maybe a $100 upper limit. $99 is also a very powerful number, psychologically.
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    09-16-2014 07:04 PM
  24. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I really like this cover. I think you would be spot on for the price of $150-200 for a custom leather case depending on what is done. The only critique I would have is the location of the pen holder. But I could see why it was placed there to cover the pen and help protect it. I wonder if it would be possible to make a small pocket for it. Also I would be interested in seeing what a landscape design would also look like. Thinking about it now the portrait design might be better to offer more support for the case. If she ever does end up making more cases be sure to post some images here! I'll be interested in seeing them. And would be interested in having one made sometime in the future.
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    09-16-2014 09:25 PM
  25. iamstevie's Avatar
    Thanks! Yes actually! Her process was to make a wooden form with the exact measurements of the surface, then use that to form the cover around it. As long as she has the measurements, she could make anything!
    If I gave her the measurements, could she make a hoverboard?!

    That case is gorgeous! The money is spot on I think, but I personally wouldn't pay it as its a bit too high end for my budget. There's definitely a market out there though - you should suggest testing the water with a single listing on eBay / Amazon and see how it fairs. I'm sure some richer folks than me would snap it up...
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    09-17-2014 05:35 AM
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