Leather Textile DIY
Leather textiles are beautiful and have the potential to become so many different designs! This article shows you how I designed a leather textile from scraps of leather so that you can do the same. Happy designing!
Step 1: Tools & Supplies
Leather Scraps cut into 1 inch width rectangles (or another shape if you want)
Rotary knife or scissors
Step 2: Design Ideation
After you cut the pieces for your textile, arrange them into different patterns to design your textile. Explore and get inspired! I was inspired by rectangles and different grids I could make with different length pieces.
Step 3: Arrangement
Cut a piece of fabric to be the lining/backing to your textile. Then arrange your textile design on top of it.
Step 4: Prep & Sewing
If you pin into leather it will leave a hole, tape is a good alternative. Tape down your textile pieces and then using the zig-zag stitch, sew over the edges of your pieces to secure them to your backing fabric.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU DID IT!
Now that you’ve made a beautiful leather textile, make it into a product! If you have any questions or comments about this project be sure to share below.