I am obsessed with leather accessories lately—and with the idea that I could actually make them myself. Maybe it’s the promise of fall and the knowledge that I’ll be pulling out my leather boots and winter bags soon…but I’m still searching for the perfect moto jacket!
The smell and the softness of leather makes it ideal for adventurous do-it-yourself projects; it’s such a beautiful material. You can find scraps of leather at your local craft store, or go all out and seek out a specialty leather shop to find your perfect shade and weight. Check out some of these projects to give you a taste—we’ve got everything from simple to complex, fast to slow.
Leather Lunch Tote
See the tutorial at Design*Sponge
I may be a horrible sewer, but I’m ready to learn just to make this amazing bag. Just need to find a big enough piece of leather!
See the tutorial at Veronica Loves Archie
It’s time to do some updating around my house and these leather handles are the perfect way to revamp a boring old wardrobe or dresser.
Leather Knot Earrings
See the tutorial at Design Mom
These are so simple it’s almost criminal—it will take you longer to gather your supplies than it will to make them!
Leather Suspended Shelf
See the tutorial at Camille Styles
A super minimal solution to the age-old shelf. I love finding ways to avoid the average shelf brackets and this one’s a stunner.
See the tutorial at A Pair and A Spare
A no-sew leather purse that looks this good? I’m smitten with it. Isn’t it gorgeous in this color too?
Leather Loop Bracelet
See the tutorial at Maikitten
Sometimes metal bracelets are so uncomfortable to wear—they get in the way of everything! These soft sueded bracelets would be like wearing little pillows on your arms in comparison!
Pictured at the top of this post: Feather Earrings, see the tutorial at Brit + Co.