Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Leather Wrap Belt

I have been sewing on and off, but as you can see I haven't been blogging about it.  This is one of my more recent projects, after seeing this belt in a boutique on vacation I was inspired to go home and recreate it.  They wanted ~$200 for it in store, and I immediately thought of this piece of red leather I stashed at the PR weekend in LA that was sitting on my fabric shelf.

I'm not going to post any kind of tutorial, it's a small designer and if you're interested in purchasing one you can read about the company here.  There's not a lot of pictures online either, I did this mostly from memory since I didn't take pictures in the store.  If you have a chance to check one out instore, do it!  It's a great design, although not something I've never seen before.  It's easy enough to figure out.  There are velcro closures on the inside so it's continuously adjustable through about 5 inches of waist measurement.  

This was my first time sewing leather, and honestly it was a breeze on my industrial.  This is a lighter weight leather (lambskin I think) and it handled it just fine.  I broke one 90 needle when sewing through the velcro, but the rest was easy, and I sewed the lining to the leather with a sz 70 needle.  They make special leather point needles, but the regular/sharp point worked just fine.