Leather Loop Wristlet

Added Feb 10, 2010

by automaticswe...

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

I’ve been obsessed lately with playing with texture and surface manipulation. Here’s the latest completed project of my efforts. This little guy’s made with cream leather. I hand pinched all those petals. It was tedious, but very relaxing work! I think these would make great bridesmaid bags.
I’m having a giveaway over at my blog if anyone’s interested in entering for a chance to win it: http://automaticsweetheart.blogspot.com

Thanks for taking a look!

Material Notes

leather, yyk 7" brass zipper, re-purposed vintage fabric lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic
Material
Leather/Fur

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    Mar 21, 2010, 06.24 PMby rassyt

    Wonderful for night out, I adore it! I wish I could do this one by myself..:)

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    Mar 19, 2010, 03.45 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Excellent! Looks very haute couture.

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    Mar 2, 2010, 10.12 PMby handmadehappiness

    this bag is too die for i love it please do try to get a tutorial up i would love to try this as i say to die for :) congrats on your creativity!!!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 01.08 AMby automaticsweetheart

    Thank you everyone for all your kind words!!!! I’m happy you like my project:)

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    Feb 14, 2010, 05.50 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    that is insane. forget the bridesmaids…I WANT ONE!! and on top of it, the leather is recycled?? that’s awesome!!!

    would you ever be willing to create a tute on how to make that style of petal?? i think many of us here would be eternally grateful!!

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      Feb 16, 2010, 12.55 AMby automaticsweetheart

      The leather is not recycled (edit: goodness, my mistake! i made a black one that is recycled leather and had just written a description for it, so my brain got lazy when I was writing this description. i’m glad i caught that!) , but the petals are made with every left over scrap I can find! I dream of a day when cream leather jackets are plentiful at the goodwill!

      I’ll try to get a tutorial up within the next month or so, but they’re really easy to make. You can see the process a little better here: http://automaticsweetheart.blogspot.com/2010/02/manipulator.html

      I take the semi circles of leather and pinch the two corners of the flat side together.
      Hope that helps!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 07.08 PMby ginasophia

    Beautiful

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    Feb 11, 2010, 10.23 AMby Julia Didenko

    cool, I really like

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    Feb 11, 2010, 02.39 AMby alazycalm

    It’s lovely, and it looks well made. The shapes look like tortellini, to me. Yum! ;)

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      Feb 16, 2010, 12.56 AMby automaticsweetheart

      I think they look like tortellini too! I secretly call this technique the tortellini treatment. Ha!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.10 AMby ilovedesignervintage

    LOVE IT!! GOOD WORK

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.13 PMby punkiedory

    gorgeous!!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.47 PMby elaine-bin

    You have done a great job on this, love it.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.10 PMby tejka

    is it diffucult to sew? leather I think…I never had courage to buy and start sewing it.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 01.03 AMby automaticsweetheart

      I started with buying leather garments from a thrift store…it’s so much cheaper than buying a new hide so if you make mistakes it’s not as traumatic;)
      I made this wristlet on a home sewing machine. The things I have found necessary to minimize frustration are 1. rubber cement to hold the seams together before you sew, 2. leather needles OR a super new denim needle 3., a teflon foot, 4. long stitches (I set my machine to stitch length 4.5 or 5).

      Hope that helps!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.52 PMby javy

    this is beautiful.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.17 PMby bussey

    I agree… interesting texture… think would be great in velvet also…. may I humbly ask you for some instructions?

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.05 PMby sewella

    Fantastic!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.06 AMby loyl8

    love it!!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.54 AMby amyziz

    This is very pretty

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.56 AMby fairytale-thirteen

    SWEET SEWING – ADORABLE TEXTURE X

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.58 AMby photinx

    Amazing!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.14 AMby camilaustral

    wow nice!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.45 AMby calicocouture

    I like it!

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