Monday, December 31, 2012

My First Leather Project!

We bought one of our granddaughters, the oldest, a used drum set for Christmas.  I hope she learns to play this.  She plays the drums in the school band.  There was a tiny hole in the stool, so I decided to recover it.  I have never sewn with leather, so this was a new experience for me.  I did this several weeks ago, but I could not post it because I was afraid she would see it on my blog.  She likes to keep up on Grandma and see what I post.
Here is what I removed from the seat.  I took the cover apart and used that as my pattern.  The cushion still seemed to be in perfect condition so I reused it.
 



I cut out my circle and then folder the circle in half and then half again to find the center and placed a dot with my ink pen.  Then I drew another circle on the back of the leather in about 1/2 inch.  This was going to be my sewing line.  I knew I had to be perfect the first time because you cannot rip out mistakes without the holes showing. 

I am top stitching around the edge of the seat cushion

Then I stapled the cushion back on to the wood base.
Here is the finished seat.  I also painted her some designer drum sticks.  She loved them!!