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Leather Loop Wristlet

Added Feb 10, 2010

by automaticswe...

Los Angeles, Cal...






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




Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic

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    Mar 21, 2010, 06.24 PMby Rasa P.

    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


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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


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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, 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


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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


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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.58 AMby photinx


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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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