see kate sew http://seekatesew.com sewing, crafts, tutorials, DIY Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 the Penelope Peplum now available in extended sizes! XXS, 2X and 3X http://seekatesew.com/the-penelope-peplum-plus-size/ http://seekatesew.com/the-penelope-peplum-plus-size/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12244         I’m excited to release the Penelope Peplum in extended sizing today! As you may know, I’m working on extending the sizing of my most popular patterns to fit more women! The Penelope Peplum has 3 new sizes: XXS, 2XL and 3XL, making it the fourth PLUS size pattern available in my shop […]

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I’m excited to release the Penelope Peplum in extended sizing today! As you may know, I’m working on extending the sizing of my most popular patterns to fit more women! The Penelope Peplum has 3 new sizes: XXS, 2XL and 3XL, making it the fourth PLUS size pattern available in my shop (Joining the Dreamer, the Icon and the Zippy!).

My good friend here styled this heather beige peplum with pleather jeggings and boots for the winter! I love this look and I especially love how flattering the Penelope Peplum is. It emphasizes your waist and has a flirty silhouette.

The Penelope Peplum + is available in my shop!

 

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My last faux fur post was just too much fun, I couldn’t stop there! I really wanted a white fur coat, fake of course! I was eyeing a real fur coat at an estate sale last summer. I was thinking about it but real fur kinda grosses me out. I love the look of fur in the winter though. And it’s also really warm.

This is instant fancy and as a bonus it is really easy to make! Even with a lining, this coat will only set you back an hour or two. (Plus fur-vaccuuming time.)

DIY oversized faur fur coat
I included a pattern download with this post. It’s a generous fit, so it will accommodate about a S to XL. I used faux fur from Joanns. The funny thing about this coat is that is looks SO fancy, but I spent less than $20 for the whole thing! Maybe even less! I used a lining fabric I already had and that’s all you need!

The tutorial is simple, too! We aren’t setting the sleeves in the round, so it will be EASY and quick!

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I made this bright blue envelope clutch, too! I’ll share the tutorial for it soon. I’m all about easy statement pieces these days I guess. I just love how the cobalt blue looks against the bright white.

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Fabric/Outfit Sources:
Faux Fur: Joanns
Cobalt Leather Clutch: Tandy Leather (Tutorial coming soon!)
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Blowfish

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Faux Fur Coat Tutorial//

Materials:
2 yards faux fur
2 yards lining fabric
printable pattern piece

 

Print out pattern and tape together as shown below. You’ll have to trim off the excess on the edges of the paper. The pattern will print on 8.5″ by 11″ or A4 paper.

 

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Cut out from fabric: 2 fronts, 1 back (on fold) and 2 sleeves from both the MAIN fabric AND the lining fabric.

 

 

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Sew the front and back of the coat together at the shoulder seams.

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Lay coat with armscye facing you and pin sleeve into armscye. Right sides will be together. Straighten the sleeve and armscye as you go, pin well and sew.

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Sew the other sleeve in place also.

Then fold coat over and match the side seams and under sleeve seams.

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Repeat this process with the lining.

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Turn both lining and outer coat right sides out. Then match them with right sides together. Stuff the sleeves into each other and pin the front, neckline and hem seams.

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Stitch around neckline, center front and bottom of the coat. Leave a 5-6″ opening at the bottom back of the coat to turn.

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Turn coat through opening and tuck under 1″ of the sleeve hem, catching the lining in it. Topstitch around the sleeves with a matching thread. Machine or hand stitch the 5-6″ opening closed and you’re done!

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Now enjoy your fancy, warm coat all winter long!

 

 

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Don’t Fear the Fabric // Oilcloth + Leather Round-up http://seekatesew.com/dont-fear-fabric-oilcloth-leather-round/ http://seekatesew.com/dont-fear-fabric-oilcloth-leather-round/#respond Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12308 Thanks so much for joining us for Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth + Leather! I hope you enjoyed all the projects and are feeling more confident about sewing with these two fabrics! Here’s a little round-up of all the posts we did in the last few weeks along with giveaway winners at the end! Sewing […]

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Learn to sew confidently with Oilcloth and Leather with this great series from MADE and See Kate Sew! Over 10 simple and useful projects to get you started!

Thanks so much for joining us for Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth + Leather! I hope you enjoyed all the projects and are feeling more confident about sewing with these two fabrics! Here’s a little round-up of all the posts we did in the last few weeks along with giveaway winners at the end!

Sewing 101// Tips for sewing with leatherHow to Sew with Oilcloth

Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE

cobalt-pouch

Cobalt + Gold Cosmetic Case

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Oilcloth Planters at MADE

free skirt pattern

DIY Pleather Circle Skirt

 

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Oilcloth Barstools at MADE

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Leather Fringe Cuff Tutorial

OILCLOTH COASTERS AT MADE

Colorful Oilcloth Coasters at MADE

DIY leather pouch
Smashed fabric and leather pouches

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No Sew Oilcloth Chain Tutorial

 

Merry + Bright Banner

Canvas + Leather wall hanging tutorial

 

The winners of the giveaways are:

Leather Hide Store: Ashley W.

Girl Charlee $25 Gift Cards: Angela & Trudy

If you won, check your email!

 

 

 

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Leather and Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial (with no-sew option!) http://seekatesew.com/leather-and-canvas-wall-hanging-tutorial/ http://seekatesew.com/leather-and-canvas-wall-hanging-tutorial/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11719   Today is the last day of Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth +Leather. Wah! It has been so fun, so thanks for following along! For this final tutorial, I have an easy wall hanging to share, using canvas and leather scraps. I have two versions of this canvas and leather project, one for the holidays […]

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Today is the last day of Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth +Leather. Wah! It has been so fun, so thanks for following along!

For this final tutorial, I have an easy wall hanging to share, using canvas and leather scraps. I have two versions of this canvas and leather project, one for the holidays and one for any day. You can use the tiniest pieces of leather for the letters, so it’s a great scrap buster.

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Leather and Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial

Materials:
-1/2 yard canvas bottomweight
-Leather scraps
-glue gun
-1/2″ dowel
-template (includes “MERRY & BRIGHT” and “FOR LIKE EVER”)

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Cut out the canvas and cut each letter from leather.

Fold over 3/8″ on each side and press. Sew or glue down.

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At the top, fold over 1 1/2″ and stitch or glue down, creating a casing for the dowel.

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Slip the dowel in the casing.

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Tie on string and use a dab of glue to keep it in place.

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Now glue the letter on and you’re done!

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Hop over to MADE to see Dana’s oilcloth chain tutorial, great for counting down!

 

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See the rest of the Oilcloth + Leather series:
Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches
Colorful Oilcloth Coasters at MADE
DIY Pleather Circle Skirt
Oilcloth Barstools at MADE
Leather Fringe Cuff Tutorial
Oilcloth Planters at MADE
Cobalt + Gold Cosmetic Case

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cobalt suede + gold leather cosmetic case tutorial with custom brushes http://seekatesew.com/cobalt-suede-gold-leather-cosmetic-case-tutorial-custom-brushes/ http://seekatesew.com/cobalt-suede-gold-leather-cosmetic-case-tutorial-custom-brushes/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11636 Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth + Leather continues today here and at MADE! I have a gift idea for you: Cobalt and GOLD! Hearts in eyes! I love these two leathers together. The gold is super metallic and nice and thin. The cobalt is a thick suede. Both are from Tandy Leather and I love […]

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Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth + Leather continues today here and at MADE! I have a gift idea for you:

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Cobalt and GOLD! Hearts in eyes! I love these two leathers together. The gold is super metallic and nice and thin. The cobalt is a thick suede. Both are from Tandy Leather and I love them together.

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Leather Cosmetic Case Tutorial

Materials //

For the cosmetic case:
-colored suede
-shiny gold leather
-10″ zipper
-free pattern download

For the brushes:
-e.l.f. Cosmetics 12 Piece Brush Set
-all-purpose paint
-glossy Mod Podge
-paint brush (not to be confused with the makeup brush ;) )
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Print out your pattern and cut out the pieces from leather. You will have:
-2 Zipper Tab Pieces
-1 Bottom Piece  (Gold)
-1 Below Zipper Piece (Smaller Blue)
-1 Top Piece (Larger Blue)

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Trim zipper to fit width of pouch. Measure it up against your “below zipper” piece. Trim off the zipper stop at the bottom of the zipper so you don’t accidentally sew through it. Be sure to not unzip your zipper once you have trimmed the zipper stop off!

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This is how you’ll be piecing everything together:

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First place zipper tab piece 1/4″ from the edge of your zipper and clip it on. Stitch 3/8″ from end of leather. Then fold the piece over and clip again. Topstitch 1/8″ from zipper fold.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Place the zipper face down on the “below zipper” piece and sew it on.

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Fold over and press it down with your hands. Use double stick tape to keep the seam allowance in place if you want to. costmetic-case-10

Now sew the other side of the zipper to the “top” piece.

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Flip it out and press down with your hands.

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Now sew the bottom, or gold piece to the both ends of the blue pieces with right sides together.

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Your case will look like this:

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Now trim all the threads and make sure your edges line up. Match the gold seam allowances on the edges and clip it together.

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Tuck the strap into the side seam then topstitch both side seams. Backstitch at each end.

 

 

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And you’re done!

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To make the brushes, paint the white ends with paint. Let it dry and repeat until covered.

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Let all the paint dry and coat with a layer of glossy mod podge. This will make them easier to clean.

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That’s it!

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Now fill it up and you’re ready to give (or keep!) this functional pouch!

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Dana has a GIVEAWAY going on today, so head over and enter!

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See the rest of the Oilcloth + Leather series:
Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches
Colorful Oilcloth Coasters at MADE
DIY Pleather Circle Skirt
Oilcloth Barstools at MADE
Leather Fringe Cuff Tutorial
Oilcloth Planters at MADE

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leather fringe cuff bracelet + leather snap tutorial http://seekatesew.com/leather-fringe-cuff-bracelet-leather-snap-tutorial/ http://seekatesew.com/leather-fringe-cuff-bracelet-leather-snap-tutorial/#respond Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11917 More Oilcloth + Leather today and over at MADE! I hope by now you have internalized the series title Don’t Fear the Fabric and are ready to try your hands at some oilcloth and/or leather! This was a total spur-of-the-moment project. Inspiration came from materials I had bought with different intentions. I used snaps, faux […]

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More Oilcloth + Leather today and over at MADE! I hope by now you have internalized the series title Don’t Fear the Fabric and are ready to try your hands at some oilcloth and/or leather!

This was a total spur-of-the-moment project. Inspiration came from materials I had bought with different intentions. I used snaps, faux leather cord and leather scraps. This is a perfect gift! You can whip up a bunch inexpensively and they are CUTE! I love the sort of boho meets gladiator feel I get from it.

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Leather Fringe Cuff Bracelet Tutorial///

Materials:

-Leather Cord (mine is from Tandy Leather) OR
Faux Leather Cord, mine is a shiny rose gold color from Joann
OR cut pieces of leather into 1/8″ strips
-2 or 3 Steel Snaps
-Snap Setter + hammer or mallot
-2 leather scraps (2 3/4″ by 3 3/4″)
-doublestick tape
-holepunch, I use a Crop-A-Dile

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1. Cut cord into 8 strips measuring about 7″ long. Length will vary by wrist size.

2. Stick a strip of doublestick tape on the edge of your leather scrap.

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3. Stick pieces of leather cord on the tape, 1/4″ apart. leather-fringe-cuff4leather-fringe-cuff5

4. Line them all up.

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5. Fold over the leather piece on top of itself and press down.

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6. Stitch around leaving a 1/8″-1/4″ at the edges. Backstitch at each end.

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7. Use a hole punch to make 2 or 3 holes in the leather.

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9. Make sure you have a front and back for each snap placement.

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10. Stick the fronts in the holes.

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11. And place the backs on the other side. Then use the snap setter to attach them. Hammer the top of the snap setter. This will smash the metal and “set” the snap. leather-fringe-cuff12leather-fringe-cuff13

12. Repeat on the other side with the backs.

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Then snap them together! And you’re done!

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Head over to MADE for a simple and adorable oilcloth planter tutorial. I have to make some of these!

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Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches
Colorful Oilcloth Coasters at MADE
DIY Pleather Circle Skirt
Oilcloth Barstools at MADE

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FABRIC GIVEAWAY from Girl Charlee! http://seekatesew.com/fabric-giveaway-girl-charlee/ http://seekatesew.com/fabric-giveaway-girl-charlee/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11715 After teasing you with my pretty vegan leather this morning, I thought it would only be fair to give some away! TWO lucky winners will take home a $25 gift card to Girl Charlee, where you can purchase a variety of amazing fabrics. You can even choose vegan leather, enough to make a circle skirt! […]

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After teasing you with my pretty vegan leather this morning, I thought it would only be fair to give some away! TWO lucky winners will take home a $25 gift card to Girl Charlee, where you can purchase a variety of amazing fabrics. You can even choose vegan leather, enough to make a circle skirt! Of course, you can also browse their huge selection of knits and new specialty fabrics! But really, VEGAN LEATHER!  Here are a few of their pretty colors:
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Metallic Copper

Metallic Silver

White

Grey Matte

Ivory

Gold Metallic (photographed above)

Fuchsia

Red Matte

Rose Pink (see below)

DIY pleather circle skirt pattern

 

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DIY PLEATHER CIRCLE SKIRT TUTORIAL http://seekatesew.com/diy-pleather-circle-skirt-tutorial/ http://seekatesew.com/diy-pleather-circle-skirt-tutorial/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11713 It’s another week of Oilcloth + Leather projects for Don’t Fear the Fabric here at See Kate Sew and over at MADE. I’ve been sharing leather projects so far but today I have an animal friendly post! Girl Charlee recently started stocking some unique fabrics including PLEATHER (or vegan leather). I got a little excited […]

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It’s another week of Oilcloth + Leather projects for Don’t Fear the Fabric here at See Kate Sew and over at MADE.

DIY pleather circle skirt pattern

I’ve been sharing leather projects so far but today I have an animal friendly post! Girl Charlee recently started stocking some unique fabrics including PLEATHER (or vegan leather). I got a little excited about it and the timing was perfect for the Don’t Fear the Fabric series Dana and I had been planning. So Girl Charlee sent me some of it (the pink one!) and I ordered some more (the gold one!) and I’m still thinking about getting some black. Need all the pleather.

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It’s a really nice pleather, thin and easy to work with! I love the way it looks and there are lots of colors to choose from. Plus, since you’ve already learned how to sew leather, transitioning to pleather is a breeze. I used a walking foot to sew this. I found that the teflon foot wasn’t enough to keep the pleather from sticking and getting stuck in my machine. The walking foot made it super easy.

And as a bonus, this vegan leather has STRETCH so you don’t need any closures on the skirt! Although, if you want to make it with another material, just insert an invisible zipper in the side seam.

Isn’t this gold pleather perfect for the holidays?

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DIY PLEATHER CIRCLE SKIRT TUTORIAL ///

Materials:

-2-3 yards vegan leather (2 yards for up to size L, 3 for larger)
-walking foot recommended
-create your own pattern below or use this size M download

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Instructions:

1. Measure Waist.

2. Measure 5″ below waist

3. Create waistband pattern piece using the two measurements you just took.

 

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4, Cut two waistband pieces out of fabric placing the short side on a fold.

5. Sew the pieces together at one of the size seams.

6. Fold the waistband over and topstitch in or near the seam at the side.

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7. Draw two perpendicular lines and draw in a curve at the top equal to 1/4″ of the 4″ below waist measurement.

8. The legs of the skirt will be as long as your desired length minus 4″ for the waistband.

9. Cut two pattern pieces on a fold to make two half circles.

10. Sew them together at one side seam.

11. Match the curved edge to the bottom of the waistband and sew.

12. Sew up the side seam and you’re done!

OR print off the free pattern with size M here. (Waist 30-32″// Below waist 38-40″)

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Head over to MADE to see Dana’s oilcloth barstools.! They are SO pretty.

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Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches)
colorful oilcloth coasters at MADE

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WIN A LEATHER HIDE! http://seekatesew.com/win-leather-hide/ http://seekatesew.com/win-leather-hide/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11714 Woo! Today I have a great giveaway for you: A GORGEOUS LEATHER HIDE from The Leather Hide Store! I used their leather in my leather + fabric pouch tutorial yesterday and I’ve also used it on this polka dot foldover clutch. And I have a few more things up my sleeve with leather from The […]

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Woo! Today I have a great giveaway for you: A GORGEOUS LEATHER HIDE from The Leather Hide Store! I used their leather in my leather + fabric pouch tutorial yesterday and I’ve also used it on this polka dot foldover clutch. And I have a few more things up my sleeve with leather from The Leather Hide Store. I’ve been working on the same hide for a year! It’s a lot of leather. You can check out the remnants section, that’s where I get my pieces.

There will be 1 winner and that winner will get this gorgeous brown hide:

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Here are the details of this hand selected hide: Warm Saddle is a brownn bronze colored, 50 sq feet, premium full grain, very soft with a light waxy feel natural grain upholstery cow hide.   It is approx weight 2.6 oz/ sqft  Approx Thickness 1.0-1.2 mm

Enter in the rafflecopter widget below!

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See the rest of the Oilcloth + Leather series:
Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches)
colorful oilcloth coasters at MADE

 

And then head over to MADE to enter the “OIL I want for Christmas” Giveaway (He He He!)

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smashed fabric and leather pouches [FREE PATTERN!] http://seekatesew.com/smashed-fabric-and-leather-pouches/ http://seekatesew.com/smashed-fabric-and-leather-pouches/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=11633 We’re continuing Don’t Fear the Fabric/Oilcloth + Leather today with this smashed fabric and leather pouch tutorial. Because what is better than a leather zip pouch?? A leather zip pouch with fabric, of course! Dana is tackling oilcloth again today, so don’t forget to stop by MADE, too. I used a few different colors of leather for […]

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We’re continuing Don’t Fear the Fabric/Oilcloth + Leather today with this smashed fabric and leather pouch tutorial. Because what is better than a leather zip pouch?? A leather zip pouch with fabric, of course! Dana is tackling oilcloth again today, so don’t forget to stop by MADE, too.

I used a few different colors of leather for this project, all given to me by The Leather Hide Store. This an excellent online resource for leather, I’ve been happy with everything I’ve worked with from them! (Come back tomorrow for a giveaway you won’t want to miss!)

I’m using a silver, gold and and vanilla. These three leathers are super pliable and fairly easy to work with. I added quite a few layers of fabric with the smashed fabric on top, and my sewing machine got through it. It did stop a little bit over the really thick parts, but we made it through!

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The fabric is the really fun part of these pouches, they definitely take the average zipper pouch to a new level!fabric + leather pouches tutorial

I added a little star zipper pull to each pouch.  It’s way easy and adds a little something! There is a free pattern download included in this post and it also has a star template.

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Leather Pouch Tutorial

Leather + Fabric Pouch

These are great little gifts, too! Fill them up with candy and little trinkets!

fabric + leather pouch

Ready to make some?

fabric + leather pouch tutorial

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Smashed Fabric and Leather Pouches//

Materials:

-leather
-1 fat quarter of fabric (or a scrap about 18″ by 14″)
-extra leather scraps for star zipper pull
-mini ric rac for star zipper pull
-7-9″ zipper

-free pattern download

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To start out, cut out two pieces of the pouch body and 2 start pieces.

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Fold over about 1″ or so of the top of your fabric. The long side will be at the top. fabric-and-leather-pouch-tutorial-2

 

Line up the fabric at the marks on your pattern piece to create an angle with your fabric.

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I know I told you yesterday to never use pins, but in this case the leather will be covered with fabric so any punctures won’t show up. I used a combination of pins and clips for this project.

So, pin the top edges to the leather pouch. The fabric will bunch up in the middle and that is what you want.

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Press the fabric down with your hands, creating pleats, tucks and gathers. Topstitch right over the top edge of the fabric about 1/4″ to 1/2″ from top fold.

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Now push fabric up and smash it down. Use clips and pins to pin around the leather. This isn’t an exact art, you can bunch and pin however you want, then sew around the leather curve, catching the fabric as you go.

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Trim the excess fabric around the curved edge.

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Now smash the bunchy fabric down with your hands and sew over the top of it.  You can manipulate the fabric as you go, making sure it is distributed however you want it.

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Feel free to stitch using a random pattern. I used a loose zig zag pattern, as shown below. You can also stitch horizontally if you want! This is the fun part where you get to be as creative as you want.

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Once you’ve smashed your fabric and sewn it down to your liking, let’s install the zipper.

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Place zipper face down and stitch it on.

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Fold leather over.

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Use doublestick tape on the seam allowance and press it down to create a clean finish. fabric-and-leather-pouch-tutorial-18

Repeat on the other side of the pouch.

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Open the zipper.

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And fold pouch onto itself.

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Clip zipper and turn through pouch opening.

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Thread a piece of ric rak through the zipper pull.

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Sandwich the ric rak with your two star pieces. I slipped a piece of doublestick tape in to hold the pieces together.

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Now sew around the star edges. Sew once or twice around, backstitching at the beginning and end. fabric-and-leather-pouch-tutorial-26

And you’re done!

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fabric + leather pouch tutorial with free pattern download

 

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See the rest of the Oilcloth + Leather series:
Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE

 

And today on MADE: colorful oilcloth coasters!

OILCLOTH COASTERS AT MADE

 

 

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