Use a piece of real leather of skai leather. We love to recycle the leather using undamaged parts of an old sofa, tote bag, or jacket.
Lay a piece of grid paper on top of your leather and tape it on the corners so it won’t move.
Now punch holes with a wooden awl at the crossings of your grid. Use a finer grid for finer results and use a bigger mazed grid for quicker results.
When using a bigger maxed grid you can make a leather fabric that is perfect for children to make their first cross stitch project.