Eeek!  So excited to be participating in this months Monthly DIY Challenge. It has been a while since I have blogged about anything, therefore I am really looking forward to finally sharing a project!

For this challenge we have teamed up with the Leather Hide Store to share with you 12 inspiring DIY leather projects.  Not only are we all sharing our DIY leather projects, Leather Hide Store is also giving our readers a chance to win one full-sized leather upholstery of the winners choosing from either any of our hides used in our projects or any hide from the special collection.  So make sure to head on over to the Leather Hide Store and see which one tickles your fancy in case you are the lucky winner!

12 inspiring diy leather projects

I decided to use my leather upholstery to make a new cover for my butterfly chair.  With a few kinks in the road it all came together and sure am happy how it turned out!


How to make a Leather Butterfly chair 2


  • 1 yard Leather Hide in color B-56
  • coordinating fabric
  • heavy upholstery thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • rotary scissors

I have had this butterfly chair sitting around in my shed for a while now, only being used in the summer months for bbq’s, camping etc..   I have always wanted a leather cover but the price tag was always discouraging, so when this opportunity came it was the perfect time to make one myself.

Butterfly chair before

Here is the leather upholstery before in color B-56.

DIY Leather Butterfly chair 1

Step 1

Since I already had the pattern from the original butterfly chair cover, I just turned my leather upholstery over and placed the original cover on top and traced the pattern on the leather. Then I used my rotary cutters to cut the leather.

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 1

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 2

Step 2

For the pockets on the back, I used a fun animal print.  You can also use your leather for the pockets, I unfortunately didn’t have enough so went this direction instead. To make the pockets, I again used the original cover and traced the outline of the pockets on paper for my pattern.  Then cut out the pattern with the fabric and pin each one together getting it ready to sew together.

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 3

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 3a

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 3b


Step 3

Then sew all the pockets together.  You don’t see me doing this very often 🙂

DIY LEather Butterfly chair step 4

Step 4

Then sew your pockets on the leather and sit back and relax with a well deserved beer, wine, cocktail or whatever your whatever your beverage of choice is!  I know I indulged in a few after.  Let’s just say sewing is not my forte 😉

DIY Leather Butterfly chair step 5

Leather Butterfly chair diy

How to make a Leather Butterfly chair 2



Thank you to Leather Hide Store for working with us for this months Monthly DIY Challenge and for the giveaway as well!

Now make sure to take a look at all the other DIY leather projects and don’t forget to enter into the giveaway below!  Good luck!


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17 thoughts on “DIY Leather Butterfly Chair Cover – Monthly DIY Challenge

  1. Bre

    This is awesome, Tara!! I think it was a happy accident that you didn’t have enough leather left for the pockets, because I really like the contrasting zebra fabric! Nice work on this!


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