Linnéa : Last week I got an assignment to make a camera belt for a photographer. I took the measurements from the old belt but the rest was for me to decide and design.
The length of the belt was 120 cm! So I used the leather of a pair of old but unused leather pants. I wasn't sure about how it would go but I am really happy with result and I think the camera guy will be too.
Linnéa : I make a lot of leather things to sell in the store, made out of old jackets, shoes and pants. I would never buy a new leather jacket but I don't see any reason to throw away an old one, when you can re-use it for other things. At least the animal didn't die for just one person's vanity.
Leather jackets, leather sofas, leather belts, leather shoes are items that you can re-use and make new things from.
Some of them I find, some friends find, some I buy cheap in second-hand stores and some are just items that I got tired of or that broke.
Here are some of my leather bracelets, when you click on the picture you can read about from where I got the material:
I do not know if this is a good thing to publish since smoking is BAD for you :) but it is undone and redone, so here I go.
The price of cigarettes have gone up recently...a lot! So my husband, who is a smoker started to buy tobacco and roll cigarettes himself to save money. For this you need a tobacco pouch or at least it makes polluting your lungs more simple. Since a lot of people have switched to tobacco, there is a big market for pouches and my husband was selling an ok case in his store, but after 2-3 months the fake leather broke.
So I decided to try to make a pouch myself, reusing plastic tobacco cases and sew them into real leather that I took from an old leather sofa. The result was quite nice. Each one has a pocket with zipper for the filters and a pocket for rolling paper. It closes with a magnet. Now, this is the only tobacco case we sell in the store.
Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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