I haven't touched much leather in recent times, being occupied by other hobbies. However, this July, I had some free time to do a project for myself. I am going to list the steps in making this project to make this thread somewhat educational. Besides, when I see thinks I am always wanting to know how it is done. So here goes.
1. Draw the pattern on tracing film. This way, I can make another years down the road.
2. Wet the leather (called casing the leather), and using a metal stylus, trace over the pattern. Cut along the lines, and there you have the basic building blocks of your leather project. For this project, I found a scrap piece of belt that will do nicely for part of the harness.
3.Next, decorations. I had done a purse ages ago for my mother using a patter I liked at the time. I re-purposed that pattern (always good to keep a pattern library handy) and made some changes to the basic pattern to fit the theme of the quiver. Anyways, wet the leather and draw your design on the wet leather using a metal stylus.
4. With your basic design done, carve the leather using a swivel knife. Be sure to cut only half way through the leather. Always pull the knife towards you. the swivel knife allows you to do beautiful radius curves. Wetting the leather during this stage helps in the carving.