Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can I just say . . .

Yum! I'm the proud new owner of some delicious red leather. This is going to become the Obi belt from the June issue. I traced out the pattern but I'll need to take several inches out of the waist. See this review from PatternReview.com. I don't really know anything about leather so I'll have to do some research on cutting and sewing it.


I'm sort of stalled on the kid raincoat. I'll explain more later. Right now I have to take my son for a teeth cleaning.

10 comments:

cidell said...

Why did my mouth water? I'm a freak.

For the side pieces, can I suggest connecting with somthing like this http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-3029641280086334579&id=943744&parentid=ACC_BELTS_LEATHER&pushId=ACC_BELTS&prepushId=ACC_BELTS_LEATHER&popId=ACCESSORIES&sortProperties=&navCount=4&navAction=poppushpush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=020&colorName=BROWN

with the studs? No hard feelings if you're not feeling it :)

cidell said...

http://tiny.cc/ztU7K

There, that's better :)

Cole's Corner said...

I just gave you a blog award.
http://colescornerandcreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-got-another-blog-award.html

Gorgeous Things said...

You're going to LOVE working with leather when you get used to it. I wrote a post about working with leather last year. You can Read it Here

HTH!

Cisa said...

It's okay Cidell, I think I just drooled a little bit

Kristine said...

I'm drooling, too. Red Leather ROCKS! You're gonna turn this into something fabulous!!!

Julia said...

That will make a wonderful belt on your tiny waist!

melissa said...

I'm seconding working with leather - I love it and I can't imagine ever buying a handbag again (if you don't have the Hot Patterns Nairobi bag pattern EMAIL ME!). Just get yourself some leather needles and either a teflon, roller, or walking foot and some binder clips (instead of pins) and you're good as gold. I've never had to glue or hammer anything, either, as my leather is generally soft and malleable anyway.

Trudy Callan said...

I've been enjoying your blog. I would love for you to come and visit my blog as well, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com .

My 8 year old daughter has her own sewing blog. If you would like to see what she's up to, go to www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . She is currently learning how to hand sew. In a few weeks she will start learning how machine sew. She is very excited. Her six year old brother is also featured on her blog. He has been sewing right along with us. It's been a lot of fun sharing this with them.

Regards,

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Leather isn't really any different than fabric if you have the right tools. Leather needle, binder clips, glue - though not all weights need it. I've also had success using thin strips of Steam a Seam to flatten seam allowances - just make sure you do a test first and have a flannel press cloth between the leather and the iron. (S-a-S is what I used on my big orange Hotpatterns tote that I made earlier this year and it worked fine).

Love the red leather, it's going to make a fabulous obi.