Leather Bookmark - DIY Gifts Silhouette Challenge

Did you have a wonderful mothers day? I sure did. Well, besides getting a big chocolate bar in church ; ), the best part was receiving a little questioner that my sweet 4 year old did during his class at church. I learned that he thinks I'm 18 (well everyone thinks that so...), the best thing I cook is oatmeal, my favorite food is oatmeal (he asks for oatmeal at every meal so I guess I make good oatmeal), I love playing games and something I'm really good at is reading dinosaur books. He nailed it. 
DIY Leather Bookmark
Anyway, for my own mother, I made her this leather bookmark with a heart. The silhouette challenge this month was DIY gifts (see below for some more awesome DIY gifts using the silhouette), so I thought I'd try out cutting leather with my silhouette by starting with something as simple as a bookmark. I wasn't expecting much, but was very happy that it turned out exactly as I wanted. 

DIY Leather Bookmark
DIY Leather Bookmark

Supplies:
Leather Scraps (I used a thinner leather - Definitely do a test cut with your type of leather before doing the actual cut)
piece of scrap fabric 

Step 1:
If your going to use your silhouette for this then download the sv3 file above. If not, the simply cut out a banner design for the bookmark and then trace it on to two leather pieces. 

Step 2 (with silhouette):
Place your leather pieces onto your cutting mat. 
Set your Silhouette on these settings:
 - Blade: 10
 - Speed: 1
 - Thickness:33
Remember do a test cut first with your leather!
Step 3:
After your pieces are cut, assemble them together:
Top: heart side wrong side faced down
Middle: fabric scrap with right side up
Bottom: back leather piece with wrong side up. 
Place all the pieces like a sandwich on top of each other. If you want leather ribbon like mine, cut some scrap pieces and place them anywhere in between the layers. 
DIY Leather Bookmark
Step 4: Sew around all the edges, even the heart edges. If you don't want to sew or have sewing machine, you can either stitch by hand or even glue the layers together. 
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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