With the weather getting cooler (well, in relative terms), I'm getting so excited for autumn! I've been thinking of all the sweaters and scarves in my future. I've had this particular cardigan in my closet for a couple years now. I got it for free in a box of someone else's yard sale leftovers. It's super comfy, but not the most stylish of garments. Time for a facelift!
I sketched out my letter "C" and an elbow patch onto a brown paper bag. Then I grabbed the leather scraps leftover from my messenger bag remake and cut out my pieces. [If you're not comfortable drawing letters, you could always just print one out in a giant font and cut that out to use as a template.]
I laid out my cardigan and pinned my pieces where I wanted them. Normally, you wouldn't want to pin leather since its not as forgiving of tiny pin holes as other fabrics, but I just made sure to pin along the edges, where I'll be sewing, so my stitches will cover up the holes.
Then I sat down with my needle, thread, and Netflix, and got to sewing!
Now I have the perfect light-weight sweater with awesome leather details. I think cutting your letter from a shrunken wool sweater could look really cool too though, and those are always easy to be found at thrift shops.