Tutorial! Vegan leather lightning bolt brooch
We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the third of four tutorials she’s written for us! Find all of the tutorials in the series here.
Take it away Laura…
This bold lightning bolt brooch would look great pinned to a black coat or sweater! You can also follow these steps to make brooches using the star templates, or any other shape you fancy.
To make this brooch you will need:
* A synthetic leather kit
* A sewing needle
* Sewing scissors
* An air-erasable fabric marker pen or an ordinary felt tip pen
* The brooch template sheet – click here to download and print the PDF
* Matching sewing thread
* Coordinating felt
* A brooch clasp
To make the brooch:
Use the template provided to cut out the bolt shape from yellow or metallic leather. Turn the template over and place it on the back of the leather, draw around it with a pen then cut it out with sewing scissors. Then place the bolt on a backing piece of contrasting leather.
Use whip stitch and matching sewing thread to sew the bolt to the backing leather.
Cut out the bolt, leaving a border framing the shape.
Use the shape you’ve just cut out as a template to cut a matching piece of felt. Turn the felt shape over and add a brooch clasp. Sew the clasp in place securely with a double thickness of matching sewing thread.
Place the front and back of the brooch together and sew the edges together with blanket stitch and matching sewing thread.