Thursday, September 16, 2010

faux leather leaves

There's nothing like scattered leaves to bring in the fall.
I found this really great faux leather at a warehouse this week. I bought a half a yard for $2. I had a million things in my head I wanted to do with it. But then it hit me, I really wanted to make a table runner of big leaves.
You see I've been wanting to make a table runner like this forever but didn't want to figure out how to finish the edges. This was the perfect material.
I liked how the texture was kinda leafy.
I googled leaf silhouettes, and drew a couple of shapes out on paper. Than I traced then onto the back of the leather.
This was the most time consuming job. It took me about 45 minute to sew on all the veins. I used yellow thread but I think tan or off white would work well too.
When the veins were done, I lined them up in an order I liked. I made sure each leaf touched the another in two spots on both side. Then I marked the touching points with a small sharpie.
I used a brown thread to tack the touching points together.
I'm not ready to bring out Halloween, but I'm enjoying a touch of fall.
I'll be linking Here.


38 comments:

Erin said...

I am working on something sort of similar- a felt leaf garland and I stitched each leaf like you did. Time consuming but it looks great. I love the leather you chose and the extra large size of the leaves. Did you need to use a special needle for the heavier material?

famr_4evr said...

Wow! They do look so amazing! I've been looking at all these fun fall things and can't wait for some "free" time to try them. I'll be bookmarking this for sure!

Eva Marie Harp said...

So cute as always you have wonderful ideas.

Suzy said...

Very cute! The detail of sewing in the veins made them perfect. Thanks for the tutorial!

suzy

Christina said...

Love it!

missbossypants said...

This looks great! I may have to use it as inspiration for decor at my mom's upcoming rustic fall wedding!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Erin, I used a normal needle. I didn't even think of that. It's not as thick as it may appear.

Sue said...

The leather is perfect for your leaf garland! They even curl up just a tad like leaves! It looks beautiful and so creative!

jennaelayne said...

holy freaking cute. if you made another i would buy it :o)

Mary Ellen said...

Such a lovely idea for fall!! I think I might have some vinyl in my piles of fabric!

Lau's said...

hi! I saw something very similar at Marshall's yesterday!! you're very talented!
(I'm following your blog for future inspiration!)

-Laura

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That is beyond fabulous. LOVE it!

I just shared it on my TT&J FB page and linked back to you :)

xoxo
Jen

Maggie said...

What a fabulous idea!

Allison said...

This is so awesome! Great job!

Delia said...

Very nice job. Classy and perfect for now until Thanksgiving. Love it!

casserole said...

That's so awesome!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-faux-leather-leaves-tablerunner/2010/09/17/

--Anne

A Jennuine Life said...

Very cool! My mom made some kind of Christmas leaf thing once out of fabric and was cursing most of the time, so I agree that this was a better solution!

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

sew so so cute! thanks for the fall time inspiration!

southernscraps said...

Great runner. The stitching looks amazing!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love this!! The leaves are so pretty and that stitching just finishes them off. What a great holiday runner. :)
~stopping by from Tatertots & Jello :)~

von Hand zu Hand said...

it's a great idea.
even when using felt or coloured paper.

thanks for this tutorial!

i'm linking.

many greetings, doro.

Joy @ Light Bulbs said...

I really love the idea. I just wanted to let you know I posted your idea over at my blog.
joyslightbulbs.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Love this! It would make a really cute banner too! I am on the lookout for faux leather.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the look of this - super fabulous

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

What a great project! Love the leather look!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is just darling!

The Cannary's said...

I really love this - thanks for the idea!

Julie Bagamary said...

Very clever idea!

Kim said...

What a great idea. This is so pretty, you could put it on most any tablecloth, plus it's easy to clean.

The Twice Remembered Cottage said...

This is so cute! I love the detail of the yellow stitching...it's perfect!

Cheryl said...

So creative AND durable! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Becca said...

Love love love! Thanks for the link! I'll be featuring this Oct. 21!


Becca

Leticia said...

THat is so cute! I am loving your dishes and cups! Where did you find them??

Lorajean said...

so simple , so awesome I love it!

Jen said...

I'm featuring your project in an autumn themed round up, come check it out:
http://icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com/2011/08/autumn-round-up.html

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