Happy School PD Day to you! I know it might be a regular school-day in your area, but my kids (and vicariously) I are on vacation today so here’s a quick post with some fun tips for sewing leather, vinyl and faux/vegan leather.

When my oldest was little, I went to a leather shop and bought a huge bag of larger scraps by-the-pound to make her some tiny leather shoes. I got so much experience sewing them, and have gotten back into sewing with leather and vinyl again this year.

After making my Marmalade jacket and Canvas/Leather Forest Glen Satchel, I realized I’ve written 3 tip posts about leather and vinyl. One for this blog, one for Craftsy and one for eHow, so here they are. I hope they help!

If you have any questions about sewing with leather/vinyl please ask them in the comments below and I’d love to do my best to help you out. If you have any tips those are most welcome too!

I’m off to pack a picnic and head to Ann’s Fabric Shop in Hamilton for some bathing suit materials. The kids want to pick their own fabric and have grand plans (with drawings!) of what they want. I made this Scirocco-based bathing suit for my oldest a few years ago and it was so much easier than I thought. The girls are outgrowing their suits right now, so it seemed like a good outing for our day off.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!