Crafts/Covering a leather surface?


The briefcase
The briefcase  
Greetings Dodie!

I attended a lecture and we got this wonderful leather briefcase.

The briefcase is gorgeous except for the front part, which has fonts & logos engraved on it. I would love to cover it up, but I'm not sure how?

I was thinking of attaching paisley fabric somehow? Or maybe that won't work?

I don't know what to do but I'm sure there are some ways to decorate this briefcase.

I hope you can help me out of this jam. Thank you :)

Having perused the marks on your briefcase, I think you will have to work with a heavier fabric. My advice would be to try a piece of Brocade,a heavy jacquard-type fabric. It's flexible enough to manipulate, but strong enough to hold up over the slippery leather on your briefcase.
Brocade can be found in any fabric shop, or you could purchase online. (...which, in this case, probably wouldn't be such a good idea. That is, you would be unable to feel the fabric.)
You will probably find a pattern you like. If you don't, after having seen & felt the brocade, you may find one you like better than what you've seen in the store.
I hope I have been, at least, a small help?!
Best of Luck...


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I am able to answer questions regarding: ceramics, beeswax candles, cleaning things from other things, working with wood/pinecones/etc. in the making of centre pieces & wall hangings. I also have a Christmas Village that is approximately 60 square feet in area & takes, at this time, 3 days to assemble for the Christmas Season, but only one day to take down. I also am a great baker & cake/cookie/cupcake decorator (I made my own wedding cake, my sister's for her 25th wedding anniversary, & for two of my friends weddings) & chocolate user for fancy stuff. I have done some small quilting projects & am starting something known as a "Farm Quilt". It requires taking pictures of people, animals & farm buildings on the farm you are using for a model. These pics are then transfered onto the quilt & "quilted" into it. Great fun! Great Family Heirlooms! I know a little about bisque, but more about ceramics. I also do sewing pictures. No, I do not do needle point. The pics are drawn & then various stitches are used to create a three-dimentional appearance.


I have made many presents for others--Christmas, Birthdays, etc. Also, I sold crafts for several years. I have also worked with 4-h-ers for several years as a craft leader, goat leader, woodsman coach, & photography. Now, a friend & I have a business (more hers than mine:) making several varieties of pure beeswax candles. Not the cheepy ones you buy in the dollar store. We go through several hundred pounds of high-grade beeswax every year. It is more a natural, life-styles choice than just candles for burning. They are all natural in style although they take on various shapes as we learn more about versatility.

I am still a 4-H leader in crafts & gardening. "The Garden Bee" is the name of my friend's company. You can view it at on her website, should you so desire. Also, I have recently retired after 16 years of directing our Church Choir.

I have a BSc in Psychology/Computer Sciences. As well, I have taken a couple of courses in ceramics & basic painting which have come in very handy over the years when doing various things with students & friends.

Awards and Honors
Absolutely none, unless you count the numberous children & adults who have shown their gratitude for the teaching/coaching/helping/providing that I have done over the years.

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