Tag Archives: Upcycled Leather

Coat Rivet Challenge

  Sewing leather wrecks your hands. But what are you supposed to do when you find yet another second hand leather coat that fits you perfectly, except of course for the perpetual problem of the sleeves being too short? You … Continue reading

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Beaded Leather Obi

This is the project, finally completed, which gave me a sewing injury I’ve been nursing since the fall. I’d come across an old canvas corset – a man’s corset, my husband thinks – that I’d picked up twenty years ago … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Leather Second-hand Rose Dress

Much is made of the supposed eroticism of leather as a material. I wasn’t attracted to it for this reason, but more for its long half-life, and mostly after seeing some pictures of the Fulani tribes of Africa. Some of … Continue reading

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Rusty Old Pirate Coat

  I am a “men’s medium,” yet also a an “extra-large girl.” Being tall, I was getting sick of wearing men’s coats, so I decided to start revising women’s. This is the first. It’s psychologically hard to cut leather, because … Continue reading

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