Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Eco printed leather purse making 植物印染皮包包

This botanical printed leather purse with gerbra and wild flowers is one of my favorites.  It's simple and light. Either be a shoulder or waist purse. 
 The video shows a little of leather prints making
I used just a small piece of sheep leather cut from a big piece as I find smaller scraps are more easy to handle and I can do more experiments with different sizes.
 The purse is of three parts with a flap, front and back. 
After all pieces cut I started machine sewing.
  People asked me to share the making but I am no good in measurement and always do the simple cutting then sewed.  As for purse with zipper I usually started sewing zipper first similar like this.
After the main parts assembled, put on strap and ready to use.....
A printed leather purse with botanical prints in and out even the strap of own made.
A light shoulder purse
 With my hands free I'm strolling leisurely in town. 
I can't recall how many pieces of leather prints I've made into purses since I like to do experiments for my tutorial writing. My way of leather prints is simple yet fabulous.  You may like to browse the instant download pdf tutorial on my on line shop.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Botanical prints on leather 皮革植物印染

Here are some more botanical imprints on leather and I made into purses.
The delicate prints on leather with the plants I got on biking or from friends. Just like to do leather prints with only a few seasonal plants that are easily get.
 The most common for the yellow prints is passion fruit leaf and casaurina printed like embossed.

The day I was biking in the lane lined with casaurina....

....and the house next to my rural studio were passion fruit on the fence.  The dog knew I wanted to do experiments only with the leaves.  He's not barking.

Apart from passion fruit leaf I like to do prints with Chinese Hibiscus, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Lemmon marigold, willow and some small unknown species. They work  well for my simple leather prints.
Shades of yellow and blue ..... unwrapping is always so exciting....
Video of "opening present"
A few leather purses made with the sample prints.  I always do small pieces of leather prints so that the purses made with the swatches are palm size and so soft.
I hope to show the prints just as reference and get inspired. 
 Photos speak themselves.........

Photos of "Before & After" is my good reference

This is the most recent one made with prints and dyes.  Just like pink from cochinael. 
My handy reference of instant download pdf Botanical Imprints on Leather tutorial
 Available on my ETSY tutorial.  If you're interested you may like to click here.

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