Kalleen At Second Street created faux leather leaves for a really cool table runner without having the mess of reall leaves.
There’s nothing like scattered leaves to bring in the fall.
I found this really great faux leather at a warehouse this week. I bought a half a yard for $2. I had a million things in my head I wanted to do with it. But then it hit me, I really wanted to make a table runner of big leaves.
You see I’ve been wanting to make a table runner like this forever but didn’t want to figure out how to finish the edges. This was the perfect material.
I liked how the texture was kinda leafy.
I googled leaf silhouettes, and drew a couple of shapes out on paper. Than I traced then onto the back of the leather.
This was the most time consuming job. It took me about 45 minute to sew on all the veins. I used yellow thread but I think tan or off white would work well too.
When the veins were done, I lined them up in an order I liked. I made sure each leaf touched the another in two spots on both side. Then I marked the touching points with a small sharpie.
I used a brown thread to tack the touching points together.
I’m not ready to bring out Halloween, but I’m enjoying a touch of fall.
What a cool idea for faux leather leaves! I love the look of those big leaves. How fun!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.