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Thread: Any Ideas to Upcycle or Repurpose Leather Jackets?

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    Any Ideas to Upcycle or Repurpose Leather Jackets?

    Yesterday I bought two leather jackets in a thrift store for $1 apiece. I couldn't resist, thinking the leather could easily be reused in something else. Any ideas?

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    Maybe you could make purses out of them?

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    I was thinking purses or the such .... or maybe pillows. I also might be tempted to make UGG style slippers .... or maybe a wall hanging with the leather used in animals or something.

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    Take a look at member Geta's site. She has bags/purses with leather and faux leather in her bags section. http://www.cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.ca
    Last edited by Tartan; 03-30-2014 at 07:58 AM.

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    Use the small scraps to make dog booties!!!

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    I used to make my son costumes when he was little out of them and make him leather jackets. people would always comment on them. great haul you got there.
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    I really nice tote for yourself or anyone else for multitask projects or guild totes.

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    I saved the leather from our old leather couch (from the back sections). I am hoping (one day ... my to-do list is long) to make placemats out of them. Thinking I'll just back them with a nice soft flannel, FMQ some designs, and bind with the flannel.
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    If nothing else - you could use the leather to make leather bottoms for handbags and leather handles.

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    I made leather thimbles out of an old purse

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    wallets, dog coats or grocery totes
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkee View Post
    Yesterday I bought two leather jackets in a thrift store for $1 apiece. I couldn't resist, thinking the leather could easily be reused in something else. Any ideas?
    and if you plan it out you could do a quilt as you go with flannel backing,maybe no batting. Have fun, great buy.i

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    I LOVE leather jackets----I would wear them. Probably out of style now that I have purchased several and then gained a FEW pounds. TOO BAD! I would wear them anyway!

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    Wallets for ladies and gents.

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    I collect leather coats and jackets in different colors and make patchwork ponchos and large tote-bags from them. I always go for the soft, buttery leathers - easier on my machine!

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    *** Moccasins
    *** I love wearing them - easy on my neuropathy feet.
    *** I have an old suede coat that I plan to make some from one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
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    *** Moccasins
    *** I love wearing them - easy on my neuropathy feet.
    *** I have an old suede coat that I plan to make some from one day.
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    I too make moccasins out of them ! I am a barefoot girl and moccasins are the next best thing and you can custom fit them to your foot .

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    I was thinking purses or wallets too. Last time I repurposed leather coats, I made "skirts" for the Roman army for the church passion play.
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    I have an American Girl doll pattern for a 'leather' bomber type jacket!

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    I would make doll shoes and doll coats and purses out of them. I would bought them to in a snap. Try looking at pinterest for some ideas. Sounds like fun to me.

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    Hi if you look at my post ( think feb sometime) not quite quilting, I downloaded a pattern from all people quilt.com, ni downloaded the pattern for a little grab bag which I made from an old leather jacket, I also made one in white leather from a leather skirt I had leftover from the 80/90's.

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    Trivets, handbags, quilted boxes, kindle covers, phone cases, etc

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