I've always thought the little yellow Natty Janes that Delia has on the cover of her pattern were the cutest things ever. I have had my eye out for some leather or pleather to up cycle into some for Lottie, and finally came across some bags at the Crozet thrift store that were just dying to be upcycled.
I used scraps of wool felt from my Christmas stocking projects for the lining.
A small hole punch I have from Michael's for craft projects worked like a charm for the embellishments.
For the red ones, my second attempt, I put the straps on at a slight angle to try to keep them on her feet better. The gold ones have a tendency to slip off when she is crawling around. She also likes to chew on them, which is not ideal since this pleather has who-knows-what awful chemicals in it. Oh well!
All in all a very satisfying project, with little supplies needed, endless ways to personalize, and a quick sew, too! I recommend it and will probably make some for gifts in the future.
I used a leather needle and a walking foot, as recommended. Next time I will try to find real leather, though.
Thanks for reading!