This is another of those projects that’s been rattling around in my head for ages. Since my summerhouse is no go at the moment with all of this cold weather (it is seriously cold in there) I’m not getting any sewing done. So am contenting myself with little creative projects I can do in the warmth of the house. Hence the tea and coffee dyeing and the little stitch markers. This is another really easy DIY using clothing weight suede I recycled from a skirt I found on the £1 rail at the charity shop….
Here’s what you’ll need….
1. Starting with a piece of suede measuring approx 16″ x 5″ draw a straight line approx 5/8″ down from the top, along the long edge, on the wrong side. Then use scissors to cut a fringe, all the way along the length of the suede. Up to to the line but not through it. I just eyeballed the width of my fringing. Cutting approx every 5mm.
2. Stitch the “eye” part of a hook and eye to the top left hand corner of the wrong side of your suede, so it pokes out of the top when you view it from the right side.
3. Blob some glue (glue gun or leather glue) along the uncut band, wrong side, and roll as tightly as possible, a couple of turns so the “eye” is sandwiched between the rolled suede.
4. Keep repeating this process along the length of the uncut top edge. Apply a bit of glue, roll a bit more etc etc
5. Keep going until it’s all rolled up, secure the cut edge with glue, removing any excess that may be visible.
6. Attach keyring/split ring to the “eye” loop, et voila!
I don’t know about you, but when I can’t sew for whatever reason, I simply HAVE to make SOMETHING.
Is it possible to be addicted to making? Are there “Makers Anonymous” groups out there?