Sewing with Leather and Suede: Tips, Techniques and Inspiration

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Lark Books, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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This is the book for sewers who have always wanted to sew with leather and suede but were afraid to try. Basic sewing tools, techniques, and stitches are clearly described and illustrated. Subsequent chapters tell in detail how to plan a leather garment from design to cutting, sewing, and lining. A special chapter on embellishment techniques illustrates how to make any garment a unique item.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
How Leather is Made
8
Learning about Leather
15
Equipment and Supplies
25
Special Techniques for Leather and Suede
32
Projects to Get You Started
44
Techniques for Garment Making
63
Making a Leather Garment
86
Accents and Embellishments
103
Care and Cleaning of Leather and Suede
116
Glossary
120
Patterns and Credits
124
Index
126
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Sandy Scrivano is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Creating Surface Design

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