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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!)

Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket
Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket

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.

Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket


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.
 


Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket
 


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.
 


Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket

For the tutorial, check out how to quilt leather on Pellon’s blog for their Handmade Holiday series.

Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket


Herringbone Quilted Leather Jacket

Author: Heather