So professional looking! I'm envious how you can "see" things in your found objects and create cool stuff. Me? I just see the found object.
What didn't your sewing machine like about the leather? Thickness? How did you solve it?
Again, great job!
I used needles specifically for leather, but I think the thickness was still a bit much for my machine. So, I did some of it by just turning the wheel thing (I have no idea what this is really called) by hand and not using the foot pedal. The rest I just went for it even though my machine made funny noises and sometimes the seams got screwey.
What a great job! I love it! I have an old blue suede jacket that I loved wearing, but it is too yucky looking to wear anymore. I would love to do something like this. Any chance of you telling us your source for the pattern, or if it is all yours, any chance you might share the how to???
I didn't use a pattern, but it's really simple! I will try to post instructions later, but in the meantime picture it this way: It's just one rectangle that wraps around the whole book with two smaller rectangles attached to form the pockets for the front and back covers, plus a long strap around the whole thing.