Leather Coupon Holder

I’m so lucky to be married to a saddle maker.  And I’m quite lucky to have access to his shop (i.e. its in the house).  Sometimes I get to do fun things like take some of his leather for my own projects!

As you already know, I’m a major bargain shopper.  I generally keep my coupons in a plain white envelope however I’m having to replace the envelope often because of how beaten up it gets.  That’s when Nate suggested that I make a coupon holder out of leather.

He really is a genius.

Coupon Holder - Front

Coupon Holder - Back

I tore apart the envelope to create my pattern.  Found some ‘scrap’ leather from around the shop.  Added on a small pouch to the front for my supermarket cards.  And then used Nate’s industrial sewing machines to sew it up.  To finish it, we added a snap and I oiled the leather.

I can’t wait to go shopping!


I made a shower curtain!!!

I don’t have a pattern but I had to share the shower curtain cause I am so proud of it!

Shower Curtain


I love it more in person than in the picture, but sometimes that happens I guess!

Basically, all I did was take the left over fabric from when I made the curtains for our house.  I had way more blue then the other fabric however not enough to make it to the bottom.  So I sewed the second fabric on top and then again on bottom to make it long enough.  After that I spaced out the grommets along the top.

Bedside Book Holder

Magazine Rack


I was reading Better Homes & Gardens and they had a link to some of their favorite blogs so I was checking them out when I found Mandi at Vintage Revivals. At the very top of her blog was a leather magazine rack and I loved it.  There is almost no space in our bedroom and I’ve been wanting something to keep books in by my side of the bed so that very day I created my own.

Even though we have  a ton of leather sitting around our house I didn’t want to use something that Nate could use for his business, so instead I found some old fabric that I have and made that into my own magazine rack.

I followed a lot of Mandi’s instructions so please check out her site if you would like full instructions.  Where I did change it up was to sew 2 fabrics together, inside out, of course.  When I turned it right side out it was super wrinkled so I ironed it before I put the grommets on it.  I did use scrap leather for the handles and Nate helped me make the knot, its one he uses often on saddles.

Its holding my books beautifully!