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« on: January 02, 2008 10:04:19 PM »

I made this as a holiday gift for my beau.  It was my first time doing anything with leather since stamping my initials onto a keychain as a little 4-H kiddie, and my machine was NOT happy with it.  But it'll have to get over it since I still have a lot of leather left over to make fun things with. 

The finished product:

I didn't make the book inside.  I was originally going to take another stab at bookbinding, but I ran short on time and and bought a nice little sketchbook instead.

It began as very worn and stained jacket in my house's free box.  You can kind of see the d-rings I used for the closure.


In progress (clothespins have so many uses, have you noticed?):


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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008 10:14:20 PM »

That came out just great!!!  What a great way to reuse  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 10:15:25 PM »

gorgeous! i love it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008 10:16:58 PM »

Wow!  It looks fantastic.  What a great way to re-use old crusty leather jackets.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008 10:19:15 PM »

This rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008 10:24:37 PM »

That is so awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008 10:44:20 PM »

This is far too great for words, I bet he loved it!  I know I do, and I can definately see my boy liking it too.  Awesome work. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008 12:32:42 AM »

OH MY GOSH THATS GORGEOUS
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008 04:54:40 AM »

This is great - very nice work and such a fantastic result from a well-worn jacket. I really love the texture and interest from aged leather.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008 05:11:35 AM »

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!
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