self adhesive card

important update 24/07/2020:

Please note – I am currently reorganising the shop and hope to be offering this item again when work is complete towards the end of August.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in the meantime.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

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Mount your lining material – pig suede is best – on this easy to use adhesive-backed card.


A3 sheets of high quality adhesive-backed 300 gsm card. Allows complete control over dimension and shape with even the most wayward material – professional results every time.


3 sheets per 1/4 skin is about right giving you a little bit of spare’


Very important: please note:

I only send out orders for this item outside UK if your total order is over £50.
Thank you for your understanding.

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lining advice

lining advice:

It’s possible to line boxes with a wide range of fabrics – but I find pig suede to be the easiest and produces the best results. The following instructions are for lining a plain box, including all vertical surfaces, lid and base:

All pieces need to be attached to my adhesive-backed card – this allows complete control over dimension and shape giving professional results every time. The pieces are measured/fitted in place using copydex [[craft adhesive, latex-based]] in the following order:

• Measure base, cut card 1mm smaller, peel off waxed paper backing, afix leather, trim and fit
• Measure internal height [to lid margin] with base piece in place, cut strips of the card for vertical faces 0.5 – 1mm less than this value, depending on thickness of leather.
• Measure front and back exact length, attach card to leather and trim allowing 1/2″ extra leather along top edges. Affix 1/2″ double sided tape along the top edge of the back of the card and carefully fold over the leather forming the top edges and fit in place.
• Measure between these pieces for the ends and repeat for these.
• Repeat for the lid.

NB: The only edges that need folding over are where they are visible at the lid margin – all others are left as raw cut edges as they are covered by the other pieces as you fit them.


The following simple toolkit is all you need:
a good cutting mat
a firm straight edge – Axminster do this one, excellent with abrasive fixed underneath to stop slipping, and also very good for cutting veneer …
a scalpel or other sharp craft knife
1/2” double sided tape
ruler [pref mms!]
copydex [craft adhesive, latex-based]

I will be adding more advice and options in due course, including advice on fitting supports for trays, covering more complicated shapes and some more general lining dos and don’ts.