5 Beautiful Ways to Use Scrap Leather

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5 Beautiful Ways to Use Scrap Leather

It all started with a piece of scrap leather. Super soft, white, and beautiful. My mission was to make as many things with this 1 piece of leather as I could. This is what I came up with:

IZZAROO - 5 Ways to Repurpose Leather

Here are simple tutorials on how to make these yourself:

1. Elbow pads:
– Wear your sweater on, mark where the center of your elbow is (don’t guess and sew it crooked like I did the first time around)
– Cut leather into desired size
– Stitch your patches on. I used about 4 strands of thread for a thick stitch.

2. Earrings:
– Draw outline of leaves onto leather
– Cut the leaves out
– Cut slits into leaves
– Attach to your desired earring chain

3. Magic Braid Bracelet:
– I found this pretty tricky. I couldn’t follow any of the written tutorials, but this video was straight forward and easy to follow. I braided all the way until the very end without backwards braiding (that part was a bit confusing).
– There’s a download for a printable template here.

4. Bow Bracelet:
– I followed this tutorial and it was super easy.

5. Shredded Bracelet:
– Make a paper template first.
– Measure your wrist. Cut a rectangle with rounded corners about an inch or 2 longer than your wrist, depending on how you want it to fit.
– Leaving 1 inch on each end, cut strips down the length of the bracelet with a knife and ruler.

Adding Buttons to Bracelets:
– Most leather bracelets typically close with metal snaps but I didn’t have any so I improvised with buttons. I actually prefer the look of buttons now. It’s an opportunity to add color and character.
– Hand sew button in desired location.
– Cut a small slit on opposite side of bracelet for button hole. I kept my slits pretty small and stretched the leather over it for a snug fit.

There you have it! 5 beautiful ways to use 1 piece of scrap leather.

I hope this inspires you to #CREATEmore with what you have. I would love to hear what you think of these in the comments section. 

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