DIY: More Leather Pockets

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The third project in my leather accent series is pockets again. Bigger pockets. I used my oversized cardigan and switched out the pockets. I think Fall is officially here in the Bay Area. The weather was overcast yesterday so I added a scarf to my look. I really only like the Fall season for the layering and styles you can wear. Other than that I. Don't. Like. To. Be. Cold. Seriously. One would think that the Bay Area weather should be a piece of cake compared to the East Coast, where I'm originally from, but cold is cold is cold. Yet, I'm excited that I can pull out the pieces I've been waiting to wear. I've yet to create my fall uniform but cardigans and boots may be my go to for the weekends.
Supplies:
cardigan
leather fabric
seam ripper
chalk
clips
sewing machine
  • Remove the original pockets from the cardigan with the seam ripper.
  • Use the original pocket and place on the leather fabric.
  • Trace with the chalk onto the leather.
  • Cut out the leather leaving room for seam allowance.
  • Fold down the seams about 1/4 inch and use the clips the hold in place.
  • Place the pockets onto same area as original pockets.
  • Topstitch the leather pockets onto the cardigan using a loose and longer stitch. 




Do you have your fall uniform ready? What piece/pieces will you be wearing repeatedly?


Outfit Details:
cardigan Forever21 & DIY | crop top Thrifted | leggings H&M | scarf Gifted from India | boots Nine West


38 comments

  1. WOW! that is very, very nice! You make it look so easy, girl!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES

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  2. This is soo cute with the leather pockets! I hate being cold too and every winter I think about moving to California or Florida, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. I really like the leather pockets on this cardigan! It was 27 degrees when I woke up this morning here in good ol' Boston. Brrr!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. Thanks! That is a pretty cold way to start your day. Wear lots of layers! :-)

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  5. LOL. I think Florida may be warmer. :-)

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  6. Thank you and it's not super easy but it isn't hard either. :-)

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  7. I'm loving stripes right now, very cool how you've customised the cardigan.
    Emma x
    http://bellalovesbear.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. That's awesome! It adds a fun touch :) And love the outfit as well!

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  9. Oh this has to be my favorite one yet! When I first glanced and didn't realize it was DIY I totally thought you got this at Zara. Awesome job!

    Ali of


    www.dressingken.com

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  10. I wore a cardigan yesterday that desperately needed pockets. I kept trying to shove my hands in them all day. This really updates a traditional sweater so perfectly!

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  11. Adding those leather pockets changes the sweater. I love it! Hopefully when I try it, it turns out this great.

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  12. Ha ha! Thanks Ali. I appreciate it. :-)

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  13. Just take some scissors and cut out 2 squares about the size of your hands and handstitch it onto your cardigan. You can use the fabric from old clothing. :-)

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  14. Thanks! I want to see your finished sweater. :-)

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  15. i love this idea...what a great look!

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  16. LOVE that sweater! It looks so comfy and cozy, I love the pockets you added.

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  17. That whole look makes me want to snuggle up with a tea latte and take a stroll around the city. Me likey.

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  18. LOL! The is comfy enough to use as a cozy up in. :-) Thanks.

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  19. The cardigan was already cute, but I like it even more with the DIY leather pockets.

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  20. I really love this one Mo! You always inspire me with the DIY. Gonna pin this one. Since people are selling this trend for so much money. I can (attempt to) make my own!
    xo
    Tiffy
    Blog: CuteLA.com

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  21. Thanks girl! Go head and give it a try. :-)

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  22. Great pics! I am loving what you did with that fab cardigan!!! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  23. Again, so crafty with the leather pockets! I like that they are still subtle on the striped cardigan :)


    Jen @ Librarian for LIfe & Style
    http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

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  24. hi Mo! Great post and outfit today. I love the combination of black and white and knit and leather. Great save and improvement on the sweater!

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  25. Mo, this is just too cute! Love the pockets it just changed the whole look of the cardigan. Great Job

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  26. This is such a great way to jazz up your knit sweater for fall. Very trendy! The leather pocket "ups" the sophistication ante.
    the-lifestyle-project.com

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  27. Jazzed up is always good. :-) Thank you!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo