Keep your pennies happy in this fab leather pouch!
This super savvy leather pouch is great for keeping your change from rattling around in the bottom of your handbag!
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Step 1: The first thing we’re going to do is back both of the leather pieces with the leather backer so that they hold their shape. Leather backer works like interfacing. The leather we’re using is very soft and lightweight and could do with some body. Cut out two rectangles the same size as your leather pieces and pressing slowly with an iron, fuse the backer (glue side down) to the leather.
Step 2: Once you have done that it’s time to sew two little tabs onto each end of the zip. Remember to pop your leather needle into your machine. You want the total length of the zip plus the tabs to be the same as the width of the leather pieces. The tabs should be the same width as the zip tape.
Step 3: We’re using the raw edge of the leather here – it doesn’t fray like fabric and it makes quite a nice design feature. No worrying about seam allowances!
Next we’re sewing the leather pieces to the zip. You don’t want to use pins when you’re sewing leather because they will leave little holes that you won’t be able to remove. We like to secure the pieces together with low-tack masking tape, which we then sew over on the sewing machine. You can then pull this off once the pieces are sewn together.