Here we are again! 6 bloggers, 6 projects, 1 theme. This month’s theme is Linen and/or Leather. And yes, this category is one I suggested. Bet that makes you really surprised 😀
I’m rather excited about what I came up with to incorporate both textiles. And the other projects look so fun and wonderful too! Make sure to check out the other 5.
I actually created 2 projects – both are quite simple and quick but I really like them both. So you get them both today! This Linen and Leather Cross wall hanging.
I stitched the leather strips in place in the shape of a cross. This could totally be done with hot glue instead if you don’t want to sew them on or if your machine won’t sew through the thickness of leather.
I suggest a leather needle – although I didn’t take the time to switch needles. Stitching through leather is hard on a normal sewing machine – if I were doing a lot of leather sewing I would buy an industrial machine.
After stitching the leather cross onto just one of the pieces, the two linen pieces can be sewn together, the ribbon connector will be tucked between the two linen pieces and stitched in place at the same time the pieces are stitched together.
And now for the Linen and Leather Wall Hanging. You can make this any size you want but here’s the measurements I used –
Cut 2 pieces of linen 11×17
Cut 1 leather strip 1.5×12
Cut 1 leather piece 1.5×6.5
Stitch a double row of stitching across the top of both pieces of linen, securing both pieces together, and leaving enough space between them for a dowel rod to fit through. I used a 3/8″ dowel I think – you can use whatever size you want, just leave enough space for the rod to fit through between the stitched lines.
I needed my dowel rod cut down and since I was working on this last minute and my hubby was at work I had to come up with a way to cut that dowel myself. Without making it split out when I cut it.
So I grabbed the bush trimmers I keep handy for when I want to cut some sticks or something outside and used them.
To hang it I simply tied some bakers twine to each side of the linen and hung it.
And I added one of the key chains to my keys. I rather like it too. And I’m thinking of adding both of these projects to my Shop. What do you think – should I?
Now go visit my friends and see their projects this month.
And now it’s YOUR turn! Link up your new or previously posted project that includes LINEN and/or LEATHER! It will show up on all 6 blogs 🙂