Leather is so bang on trend at the moment, and it’s popping up everywhere from the catwalk, to homewares, to accessories and we can’t get enough of it! It’s no secret that at Craft Club we love working with leather in our workshops (we’ve made everything from leather jewellery to leather clutch bags)
so when the talented Rosanna Gethin sent us a copy of her new book ’Sew Luxe Leather’ we were immediately keen. It’s packed full of gorgeous projects to make using leather, starting off super simple with a leather tassel keyring, or a travel card holder, and then increasing in difficulty all the way up to a cross body bag. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste, and it’s definitely a book we will be turning to when we are stuck for ideas for handmade gifts.
Rosanna has detailed step by step instructions for each project, made even clearer by photos illustrating each stage, meaning the projects are easy to follow even if you’re not a very confident crafter. Although working with leather looks really complicated, with Rosanna’s expert guidance you’ll be creating beautiful leather items in no time.
Our favourite parts of the book though are the bits with information on what tools and supplies you will need, and what they are all used for. If you're buying this a gift for a crafty friend, it's got enough technical info to be a really good resource, as well as looking really pretty.
At the back of the book are details of each technique used in the projects in case you need a quick reference. From from gluing, to inserting fastenings, to surface treatments, this is such a handy guide to have, and would be invaluable to anyone starting out working with leather. No more googling what a lacing pony is (yes, it’s a real thing!) or wondering what type of glue you should be using on leather.
Packed full of gorgeous photos, and lots of useful content (definitely no filler in here!) Sew Luxe Leather has found itself a place on our crafty bookshelf. We are heading out on bank holiday Monday to find some old leather items to upcycle into something new - perhaps a new purse?
Sew Luxe Leather is published by SewandSo and will be available from May 25th 2018
Don't forget you can meet Rosanna an make a luxe leather plant hanger with her. Find the details here