Saturday, July 23, 2011

Using leather for patchwork


It starts as a pile of leather pieces. I sort it and match it and plan out the pattern. Then I sew them together to make covers for journals. Finished covers...


Finished journals...





6 comments:

Rita said...

These are great!! :):)

jennyk said...

I love those books! Do you just sew the leather pieces together edge-to-edge or are they sewn onto a backing of some kind?

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks Rita and jennyk!

yes, the patchwork is 'backed'

Annie said...

Very cool! Love the designs!

Heather said...

Very nice work. They look like something you would want to hold in your hand. The leather having 'give' which a regular hard cover doesn't.

Shoemaker said...

I like it. Having run out of my leather scraps I think I will give it a try with cloth...that I have a ton of.