Embroidery on leather

15 Jan

Last friday I started working on a new leather coat and I am so happy with the (almost finished) result, I had to share!!

I bought some pieces of damaged leather a couple of month ago. Damaged because I don’t like ‘perfect’, it always seems a bit boring to me. For all this time, the leather was stuck in a plastic bag, but last week I found it again and started thinking about what to do with it.

Lately I have been trying out embroidery with shoelaces and the result is beautiful. I already  made a few dresses with this technique (not all for myself,hi,hi) and with some very fine knitted fabric I also made a man’s polo sweater with the embroidery.

So I thought it could be great to do try the same technique on leather. After trying out on some little pieces of material, I went for it. Yesterday I almost finished the coat and this morning I looked at it again with fresh eyes. I am in love with it…

I also used the shoelaces to close the coat. Naturally because I like it, but also because I work on a normal, home sewing machine and I can’t make the right buttonholes with the machine. This triggers me to come up with other solutions than the regular buttonholes. It’s annoying sometimes, but also  pushes my creativity…

Can’t wait to wear it…!

4 Responses to “Embroidery on leather”

  1. Jess 16 January 2012 at 10:58 #

    HI Netty,

    I think your coat is fabulous! What a star!
    Jess x

    • A.G.Nauta couture 16 January 2012 at 12:24 #

      Thanks, Jess, I think it’s fabulous too, ;-D

      xx Netty

  2. Soul Safari 16 January 2012 at 11:46 #

    a work of love is a joy forever. Beautifully made for sure. Great post!

  3. Regina 23 January 2012 at 17:56 #

    Absolutely brillant, XXX Gien

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