Thought I'd get crafty again with a little DIY project involving leather and plaid - two of my favourite fabrics right now!
What you will need...
- an old plaid shirt (I got mine at Talize for $4.99)
- a piece of leather fabric (size depends on what size your want your leather pannel to be - I got 1 meter by 1 foot ish from Fabricland for about $16 with lots left over for another project)
- fabric glue that will work on thicker fabrics like leather. I used Quick Grip Permanent Adhesive Waterproof (got this a Fabricland for about $10)
To get started... Fold the back of the shirt in half, with the fold running down the middle of the back.
Next up... Cut both sides folded together and create a triangle cut out on the back of the shirt.
Leaving the back of the shirt looking like this...
Then take the piece that you cut out from the shirt and lay it flat over the leather fabric.
Next up, cut out the shape leaving about 3/4 of an inch around the outside...
Now, lay the shirt on the back side with the inside of the shirt face up. Lay the leather piece on overlapping the triangle cut out. Apply the Quick Grip glue along the edge in a very thin line, pressing gently as you go.
Here is the finished product!
What I loved about this project is I have lots of fabric and glue left over to add leather to anything else in my wardrobe! Also, it took me about 10 minutes to do :)
Hope this inspires you to take something from your current closet or hunt for a piece from a thrift store and create a one of a kind fashion statement! Have a fabulous Sunday everyone :)