Monday, May 12, 2014


I am a true girly girl.  I LOVE bows and flowers!  I have been crafting a lot lately with leather so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make leather hair accessories.  This was so super easy with the Silhouette!

Leather Hair Accessories - Amy Cox for Silhouette
  • Select the shape you would like to use and size it to your liking.  If you aren’t sure what size you want, cut it out of paper first to test it out.  This can save you a bundle when working with leather.
  • Cut a lambskin leather scrap big enough for your design.  I used clean cut fabric interfacing on the back of my leather to protect my cutting mat.  I was a little nervous ironing leather. I used a lower setting on my iron and did it as quickly as I could.  Remember to use a pressing cloth to help protect your fabric (or in this case leather.)
  • The best Silhouette settings for lambskin leather are:thickness 33,  speed 1, blade 10, and double cut.
  • I have one blade that I only use for leather.
  • After you have it all cut out, assemble the designs and attach to headband elastic or clips.
Leather Hair Accessories- Amy Cox for Silhouette

I also had some calfskin leather that is really thick.  I didn’t dare try it in my machine, but I really wanted a bow out of it.  So I used the Silhouette to cut out a paper pattern and I cut the calfskin by hand.  I think most of the time I expect the Silhouette to cut EVERYTHING for me.  It’s good to remember that it can also cut patterns for you.  Just don’t use pins with the leather.  A little piece of tape on the back side of the leather holds your pattern on quite nicely.

Leather Hair Accessories- Amy Cox for Silhouette

I added some polka dots to one of the calfskin bows with a Sharpie.  Just to make it a little more girly.   I love the way they all turned out!

signature Amy-Cox

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