Letterpressed Leather Baseball Frame

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Letterpress Leather Baseball Frame

I love the look of worn, leather baseballs in home décor and set out to see if I could create this myself.

This ended up being a recycling project by cutting up an old purse instead of purchasing sheets of leather. The Fuse Creativity System® made this project super easy!

Cut up an old white, leather (or faux leather) purse using your trusty Fiskars scissors. If the purse is heavy duty, the Cuts+More Scissors will come in handy. You can alternatively purchase sheets of leather. Cut away any linings from back of leather.

 

 

cutting up leather purse

 

Create templates by tracing your frame onto cardstock and cutting from inside to outside corners to create four panels. Trace panels onto back of leather and cut out.

With the Fuse Creativity System®, ink the baseball expansion circle with red Staz-On ink and place onto the medium base plate. Place one leather panel centered face-down onto inked circle and top with medium cutting plate. Run through the Fuse and repeat for other three panels.

 

transferring red baseball stitches to white panels

 

Glue panels onto frame and distress with brown chalk once dry.

Supply List

Flat-faced frame

White leather

Red Staz-On ink

Brown chalk