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Make Your Own Feather Earrings

This is a very easy tutorial that will show you exactly how to make leather feather earrings and includes a free template/leather earrings pattern. You can leave the leather earrings as is or use metallic paint to create your own gold leather earrings or any other color you would like to use as an accent.

How To Make Feather Earrings

If you like the look of leather earrings, particularly leather feather earrings, but not the price tag, you can make your own very inexpensively and it’s not hard at all.  These took less than 15 minutes to make and I used leather scraps, a few jewelry making supplies (complete list with links to similar items below) and metallic paint.

I’ve also included a downloadable feather leather earring template (leather earring pattern) near the bottom of this post.

Supplies:

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Soft and fairly thin leather scrap {think selvage ~ if you have an old leather handbag, wallet, coat, etc., save that leather for a craft like this}

Gold Craft Paint {optional} and paint brush

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French wire for earrings

Sewing machine

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Small pair of sharp fabric scissors

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1.  Draw the outline of a feather on a piece of cardboard and cut out.

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2.  Trace pattern onto the wrong side of the leather.

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3.  Use small sharp scissors to make fringes.

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4.  Sew a straight stitch down the left of center then back up to the top of the ‘leather feather’.

Feather Leather Earrings from Cupcakes and Crinoline

5.  Make a small hole at the top of the earring and run ring through this hole and then add the french wire.

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6.  If desired, brush a light coating of the gold paint on the bottom one-third of your earrings.  *Note that once this is dry you will need to gently separate the fringes.

These would be pretty to wear in the spring and summer with a prairie skirt or jeans and a light weave ruffled-shirt and cowboy boots!

Click the link below for the template!

Leather Feather Earring Template from TheHowToHome.com

One more thing 😉 I wanted to give you an idea of the size of the earrings and you can see for yourself in the picture above.

I hope you enjoy and if you make a pair of these I would love to see them. Tag me on Instagram with your photo and I would love to share it (with your permission).

Make Your Own Feather Earrings
Yield: 1 pair of earrings

Make Your Own Feather Earrings

Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1.00

Materials

  • Leather Scrap - Soft and fairly thin leather scrap {think selvage ~ if you have an old leather handbag, wallet, coat, etc., save that leather for a craft like this}
  • Gold Craft Paint {optional}
  • Paintbrush
  • French wire for earrings

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sharp small scissors

Instructions

1.  Draw the outline of a feather on a piece of cardboard and cut out.

2.  Trace pattern onto the wrong side of the leather.

3.  Use small sharp scissors to make fringes.

4.  Sew a straight stitch down the left of center then back up to the top of the 'leather feather'.

5.  Make a small hole at the top of the earring and run ring through this hole and then add the french wire.

6.  If desired, brush a light coating of the gold paint on the bottom one-third of your earrings.  *Note that once this is dry you will need to gently separate the fringes.

Did you try this?

Please leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram and tag #thehowtohome to let me know!

White handmade leather feather earrings with hand painted gold trim.
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Shanda bRass

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Can’t find the downloadable pattern for the earrings & I’ve searched this post line by line. Can you help.

Mary Beth

Friday 31st of July 2020

Hi Shanda, I emailed you the link to the PDF. If you need something else, please let me know. TY mb

Saturday 19th of January 2019

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Tuesday 13th of May 2014

[…] forward to now ~ a few months ago I made some Leather Feather Earrings from a leather scrap and I really liked how they turned out.  I had more leather so it was […]

Jade

Thursday 27th of February 2014

These are so cool. I love the unique texture and look. And I love that I have everything I need on hand for these. I can't wait to make them.

Dora

Thursday 27th of February 2014

Love Love Love!!!

Mary Beth

Thursday 27th of February 2014

Thank you, Dora!

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