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What Leather To Use and Where To Get It
It doesn’t matter whether you use faux leather or real leather. Many faux pieces of leather are so good that it’s hard to tell the difference between them.
If you’re a vegan or more concerned about being environmentally friendly, it’s better to use faux leather. You can enhance your green credentials when using real leather by using upcycled and repurposed leather.
Upcycle and repurpose leather from clothing, such as jackets, bags, and belts to even old leather sofas. Leather is one of those materials that can age well. It comes in different thicknesses and softness, so make sure you use the right leather for your crafts.
Craft stores sell faux leather in a range of colours and sizes. Often this is very soft.
Thrift stores (charity shops) are a good source for leather to repurpose and upcycle, both real and faux.
Check out dumpsters too! You can get a lot of material from a dumped old leather sofa.
Many leather stores sell scraps at a reasonable price. Bags of real leather scraps can be bought from online stores. Often they are sold by weight.
45 Easy DIY Leather Craft Ideas
A fun list of easy to make leather crafts and DIYs. Use faux, real or upcycled leather to make any of these wonderful projects. Some only use the smallest of leather scraps and many would make lovely homemade gifts.
I saw the post where you share this on FB last week and I am so excited about these idea. Years ago I "inherited" a large amount of leather from an upholstered bed makeover that I have been keeping in my craft room with no idea what to do with it all. I am looking forward to getting started on a few of these projects. Thanks for sharing and this post will be one of the features this week. #HomeMattersParty
Tuesday 14th of June 2022
Thank you, I hope you find something you want to make from the list. Leather is really easy to craft with as you can glue it and mold it as well as stitch it.
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers.com
Friday 10th of June 2022
So many great ideas and inspiration! I never thought about looking for leather in a thrift store, I'm sure they have a lots of faux. You've got my creative thoughts moving, now! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at "HomeMattersParty.
Sunday 12th of June 2022
Thank you so much. Thrift stores are good for old leather bags and beltss tow use for projects.