You see, I have this thing with leather. I wouldn’t say it’s a new obsession, but one that’s been steadily growing over time. I’ve been dabbling a bit, here and there. There’s something about the beautiful qualities of leather that can’t be replaced by any other material.
I had purchased a these pieces of leather on Etsy almost a year ago and kept shying away from using them. So the other day I decided to just go for it, challenge myself to cut into the stuff. It was quick and painless and of course I decided to make zippered pouches.
One of these is for my husband. I realized the other day that I threw away his old dopp kit thinking I’d make him something. And time went on, we were packing for a trip and his usual packing pouch was no where to be found. Busted. After we got back from our trip I knew this leather plus Jennifer Sampou’s Studio Stash yarn dyed fabric were a match made in heaven.
So here they are, two Open Wide Zippered Pouches (in the medium and large sizes) all set to be filled!
I’m also considering upgrading to a full industrial machine (I have a semi-industrial machine I mostly use now) so I can continue exploring and challenging myself. If you have a industrial machine you love, let me know and leave a comment below, I’d love to know. I’ve got so many ideas floating around in my brain that it’s hard to keep my feet on the ground!