I was very lucky recently to come across some small rolls of vintage south american leather in black and tan.
My mind has been spinning with what to do with it. It's not enough to do a full reupholster of anything I've got here. So I thought I'd do a little test project to see how I'd go sewing leather.
This design may look a little familiar...
It is very much like this one I just did!! I must have crosses on my mind lately!
I used a leather needle and some tan upholstery cotton to sew the cross on and my machine handled the thickness easily. It was a fairly quick project...well, kind of!
Here's what it looked like before-
a grubby, fake white leather ottoman in need of an update.
A nice close shot of the beautiful leather -
I cut it out in three pieces as you can see...I wanted to use as little of the leather as possible :)
I used a drop cloth again and had to have a couple of goes at getting the top on right. It came together in the end but I'm pretty sure I may have dropped an F bomb or two during the process ;-)
I've also been experimenting with making floor rugs with drop cloths - just like Christina did!
I need a few more attempts until I get it right, but this one looks good in photos and from a distance!!
I'll keep you up-to-date with that.
Have you ever sewn leather before? What would you make if you had some? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Hope you are having an awesome week!!!