Can you suggest ideas for recycling leather from a broken recliner? More imaginative than belts, purses or pouches.

It seems a terrible waste of quality leather to just trash this chair. Can you help with creative uses of the leather pieces I could salvage?

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OutThere8 years ago
a lace on steering wheel cover
Very Keri8 years ago
If you cut it into strips you can weave or braid it into anything.
Scriptone8 years ago
I learnt how to make my own shoes from a Shoemaker and design my own handbags by copying pictures from magazines.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175550.0
landmanhall8 years ago
I made a sweet canted holster for my Kimber .45 by using two thicknesses. I also covered my cheap briefcase and made an underarm bag/holster for a knife, small pistol, pepperspray and spare mags. I saw a lightswitch plate covered in thin leather. How about a bullwhip, hatband, bolo tie, eyeglass strap. wristguard for archery, handle wrap for anything. Fix your ragged jeans by putting a layer on the cuffs or in the pockets to protect them from....pocket stuff. Soft leather is great for a willing partner as it doesnt hurt her wrists if tied right! Cover a moleskin notebook. Class up some cheap furniture with a leather inlay. Make a keyring usb holder. Use a drawstring to make a bag for stuff.
Spint8 years ago
Assasin Creed wrist blade. That's what I'm doing.
Use it to cover the writing surface of a home made lap desk., cut into strips for lacing, make bolas, cut foot shaped pieces and glue / stitch them to the bottom of heavy socks to make slippers, wrap you stearng wheel, make leather place mats or coasters.
goodgnus8 years ago
Gloves, leather's already nice and broken in so the gloves would be great for driving, etc. Most people love the touch of leather, wrap items in your house that you use frequently (knobs, handles, etc). Bicycle or mcycle grips too. Leather slapjack (google it). Retro clothing: Add leather accents, patches to thrift store finds.
Leather table top, sling shot (biblical variety), bolo, hat, moccasins, motorcycle/bike seat, pillow,