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Leather Cattleya Orchid Tutorial


TUTORIAL OF THE MONTH for January 2024. Purchase now at a special price.

Detailed step-by-step tutorial on bright tropical Cattleya orchids made with genuine leather.

Discover how to fuse leather and fabric to create stunningly dainty flowers for your designs.

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Immediately accessible after purchase.


This Leather Cattleya Orchid tutorial is designed to introduce the basics of fabric and leather fusion in order to create detailed, almost realistic leather flowers. You will find it particularly useful if you want to learn how to make beautiful orchids, perfect for special occasions as well as everyday wear.

In this tutorial you will learn to make a stylised tropical Cattleya type orchid that is arranged into a leather brooch.

To many people the term Cattleya is synonymous with orchids. For a long period, a Cattleya corsage was a prerequisite for any special occasion and as a result the Cattleya has often been called the Queen of Orchids.

Due to its shape a single orchid flower can be tricky to turn into a brooch. You will learn an unusual but fun way of doing it using this tutorial. Feel free to use your imagination and create a wide range of other accessories with these beautiful enigmatic flowers. Made with a layer of leather and a layer of metallic fabric these orchids might look delicate but are rather robust and long wearing.

To create the leather Cattleya orchids you will need some millinery tools, however the shaping and assembly are relatively uncomplicated.
Leather Cattleya Orchid Brooch in pink and fuchsia

The thorough step-by-step detailed photo tutorial reveals the secrets of attractive bright tropical orchid flowers. You will be able to create a wearable leather orchid brooch and hopefully many more stunning pieces with this wonderful and very much sought after flower.

With more than 120 pictures explaining in detail the whole process of creating your own Leather Cattleya orchid brooch, the 69 page pdf tutorial (no hard copy is available) will unlock the mystery behind the leather orchid flower. I have included the pattern which you can enlarge or reduce in size depending on your project. The photo tutorial comes with an additional video that demonstrates most tricky points for you.

To create the leather Cattleya orchid you will require some specialist millinery tools. Please refer to the photo which shows which tools (or similar) you will need for this tutorial.

If you have not got a set please send a message to enquiries@presentperfectcreations.com and we’ll be able to recommend where to get one from.

We are pleased to be able to offer material kits for this tutorial. Please find more information on leather Cattleya orchid flower kits at https://presentperfectcreations.com/product/diy-leather-kit-for-making-a-leather-orchid-brooch/ 

What you will learn in this tutorial

🌸 how to choose the right leather and stiffen it for this project

🌸 how to back leather flower parts with fabric and reinforce with wire

🌸 how to shape leather orchid petals and lip using millinery tools

🌸 how to assemble the leather orchid

🌸 how to make a leather leaf and other decorative elements for the brooch

🌸 how to arrange and assemble all elements into a compact easy to wear brooch (or another accessory of your choice)

Level: suitable for all levers including beginner (requires neatness and patience, some previous experience in flower making is helpful)
Time: about 5 hours on average (plus the drying time)

Please have a look at the list of materials and tools and if you are not sure you have everything you need please convo us before buying the leather Cattleya orchid tutorial to clarify any questions you might have.

leather cattleya orchid tutorialPurchase this tutorial now and you will be able to download it the minute your payment has cleared.
To open the file with a tutorial you will need a programme called Adobe Reader (or similar), and it is free to download online.

PLEASE NOTE: NO MATERIALS are included in the price. The price you pay is for a .pdf ebook. There is no charge for postage.

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