I have been in a bow wearing mood recently, but then again I always love a great bow or bow tie. I wore one today actually! Therefore, this was the perfect time to provide you with a quick DIY.
With having a few more leftover pieces of leather, (and before I delved into new yardages acquired) here's a bow belt that I made a week or so ago. Having my waste not want not mentality, I decided to do something with those extra strips, and also wanted to use the sequins beads that I bought. Mission: To finish off most/all of the recycled leather pieces to make them into an accessory.
Elastic- Waist measurement L x 5cm W
Bow approx. 31cm L
Sequins beads-10 pcs.
Closures-metal hook & eye)-2
Heavy duty magnet (optional)-1 pair
Cement Glue- If using magnet
I used an antique colour spray paint to make the bow area aged copper, then let dry. Laying the leather flat mark the center back of the leather with a pin or chalk to align one side edge of elastic up with the back of the bow. Make two straight stitches sewing that edge of elastic to the center back of the leather (painted side-up). Secure and cut excess threads. You should have the one side of elastic edge free and the other sewn to the leather.
Next, I folded the leather into desired bow shape and pinned the front closed temporarily. I glued an embellished button to the center of the bow, closing the top edge of the leather, leaving a small triangular space between each side of leather on the bottom. Afterward, I carefully added flat sequins beads to act as my "polka dots" on the belt, then left aside to dry.
Well, there's still at least one more good piece of leather left, but I will save that one for a