I’ve been working on several projects the last week and it seems like I’m not getting anything finished. So while my sewing machine is doing overtime I’m posting something without electricity, just a bit of sewing by hand and using my beloved tube of Pattex. My bangles are totally ready to get a new skin!
I measure the total width of fabric I’ll need for covering the bangle. I’m including 2cm extra for seam allowance.
I’m cutting a piece of my beautiful Zara scarf. Don’t worry, I’ll be fixing it as before!
The fabric is glued onto the bangle at one side with some tape so it doesn’t slip whilst sewing.
Using small hand stitches I’m covering my bangle hiding the seam allowance at the same time. When I’m finished sewing I twist the fabric around until the seam is hidden from the inside. My matching bangle is finished! Up to the second one…
A piece of real snakeskin I bought some years ago on a flea market has finally found its purpose.
I measure the bangle and cut 2 strokes out of the leather not adding any seam allowance.
Yep, Pattex again!
I’m pulling the skin around the bangle and leave it to dry.
I take the second piece and cut the edge following the structure of the skin.
As I’m sticking on the other piece I try to match the snakeskin pattern as well as possible.
I cut the loose edge every 1,5cm towards the bangle and smear on some more glue.
The strokes are pushed tightly against the inside of the bangle on both sides.
Mixing and matching it with my other bangles…or pumps for that matter…