DIY Leather Wall Hanging
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If you haven’t made any leather craft projects with your Cricut yet, this DIY Leather Wall Hanging is a great one to get started with. This pouch holding sprigs of eucalyptus adds a lovely touch of rustic decor to your home. It would make a great gift or item to add to your craft shop.
DIY Leather Wall Hanging
- 651 Vinyl 12″x12″ Distressed Russet Tan Faux Leather
- Faux Leather Cording
- White Iron-On/Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Benzie Designs Zucchini Wool Blend Felt
- Coated Florist Wire
- Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Download the font from Makers Gonna Learn. Then, unzip the file and install it on your computer.
- Get a square from the Shapes button on the left and size it to 4.5 by 11.5 inches.
- Open a text box. Type in a period and change it to the font Comic Sans. These are going to be the holes in our leather pouch.
- Move the periods over to the bottom of the rectangle so you can size them and space them out (using Letter Spacing) accordingly. Once you’re happy with that, duplicate it. The duplicate will be for the holes at the top of the rectangle. Select all 3 layers and Align Center Horizontally.
- Duplicate one of the period layers again and rotate it so it’s vertical. This will be the holes on one side of the pouch. We need 9 holes there so open that text box and add in 4 more periods.
- Duplicate the set of 9 periods for the other side. Place each of the text boxes containing 9 holes on a side of the pouch. You should now have holes at the top and bottom and on the right and the left.
- Choose the periods on each side of the pouch and then select Align, Top or Bottom.
- Grab all 4 period texts and go over to the bottom right of the Layers Panel then press Weld. Select all layers including the rectangle and go over to the bottom right again then press Slice. Delete the unneeded sliced layers.
- Select the remaining rectangle with the “holes” in it and Duplicate.
- Open a text box and type in the text you want. We’re using the word “bloom”. Change the font as desired and kern it by adjusting the letter spacing. Select your whole text and Weld. Add your text to the bottom of one of the rectangles.
- Click Make It. Be sure to mirror your text because we’re using HTV for it. Connect to your machine and set the material to Faux Leather Paper Thin.
- Press Continue. We are cutting with the Fine Point Blade. Allow the machine to cut. It will take a bit longer to cut out the leather.
- Remember after it cuts out the leather to change your material setting to Iron-On for the text. If you don’t do this, it will cut right through your HTV and the cutting mat.
- Take the 2 layers of cut faux leather and place one on top of the other, wrong sides together. Fold the leather to create a pouch with an opening at the top. Start at one of the holes at the bottom of one side and knot it on the back to secure it. Sew up one side, and then halfway across the top of the pouch opening. Using a new piece of cording (and once again, securing with a knot), sew up the other side and then halfway across the top of the pouch opening.
- Where the cords meet at the center of the opening of the pouch, knot or tie a bow to secure.
- Use a new piece of cording to sew halfway across the very top of the pouch, securing with a knot at the end. Then, use another piece of cording to sew halfway across from the other side of the very top of the pouch, securing at the end. Where the two cords meet in the middle, tie a knot to secure. Use the ends to create a hanger for the pouch.
- Weed the text you cut out of iron-on vinyl. Adhere to your HTV text using your EasyPress Mini. Once adhered, remove the transfer tape.
- Decorate your pouch as desired. In this tutorial, we used eucalyptus sprigs and put it inside the leather. The eucalyptus sprigs are cut out of Benzi felt and the cut file is from our cut file library at Makers Gonna Learn. If you want to know how to assemble the eucalyptus sprigs, you can buy the Spring Summit because this is one of the projects we did.
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