Sewing with Leather and Suede: Tips, Techniques and Inspiration
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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How Leather is Made
Learning about Leather
Equipment and Supplies
Special Techniques for Leather and Suede
Projects to Get You Started
Techniques for Garment Making
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Aniline applied applique armscye available through author beading belt binding buttonhole buttons cement chamois Clip collar color construction contact cement cord cowhide darts embellishment fabric facing Figure Finger press finished front fusible garment leather Glue baste glue stick grain heavier leather hide or skin holes inch 2.5 cm interfacing jacket knot lamb lambskin layers leather and suede leather garments leather or suede leather—Leather length loops MACHINE EMBROIDERY mallet marked ment needle nubuck ounce weights outer pants pattern pieces peplum pigsuede piping polyester pound the seam press the seam raw edge reduce bulk right side seam allowances seam open seamline self-draft pattern sewn shape skin or hide skins and hides skipped stitches skirt sleeve soft Sources for address square feet stenciled stitching line strip surface tanning tape technique Teflon thickness thread ends Topstitch Trim and grade twill tape vest waistband washable whipstitch width wrong side zipper