Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket

12.18.2013

Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket

I decided probably a year ago that I wanted to attempt making a leather jacket for myself. It was at the end of my list, but this past Fall I finally got around to making one! It was hard work and my first experience sewing a leather piece, but it turned out great! (These pictures were taken when I was around 22 weeks; I'm not this small anymore!)
I thrifted an old leather jacket to use, and it made for some cool style lines from the original. I did have to use some fleece and vinyl because I didn't have quite enough leather.
I used the Burdastyle pattern Larissa which was a really great pattern. It has great style lines and asymmetry. Some parts were a little tricky because there aren't any pictures, but with some unpicking and past experience I was able to make it through. It is a cropped jacket and even though I lengthened it; I wish it were longer, but I barely had enough leather for this length.
The pattern has a really cool pleat on the back of the shoulders, so your arms have room to move. I love the quilted leather trend right now, so I quilted the base of the pleat and the elbow patches.
 For the tutorial, check out how to quilt leather on Pellon's blog for their Handmade Holiday series.
Heather

10 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job! I saved a men's leather trench coat from my mom's garage sale this summer. I'm still a little scared to cut into it and attempt to sew something, but maybe someday.

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  2. That turned out fantastic. I love what you did with it. And the outfit, totally rocks!
    I don't have facebook, so I am dying to see the new hair cut. Hope you love it!

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  3. This jacket is fab! Wow Heather!

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  4. {{{GAK}}} I'm speechless! You did a super fantastic job Heather! And working with a thrifted jacket is beyond clever!

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  5. Just WoW. so cool with the quilting.

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  6. wow what a change. you did great!

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  7. Great! I love black leather jacket. Latest designs for women are here Women's Leather Jackets

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