Faux Leather, Suede & Patent Leather Sewing Tips
When working with faux leather or pleather, faux suede or patent leather there are certain things that you need to know, such as how to cut these materials, what seam and hem finishes to use and other important tips. This lesson will teach you about the correct needles to use, appropriate stitch lengths, various types of web and interfacing tapes to use when securing your seams and hems and other valuable information. This lesson is critical to the success of your faux leather, pleather, faux suede or patent leather garment.
|1||Lesson Prep – Cutting & Sewing Machine Tips||1-8|
|2||Plain Seam with Double-sided Fusible Bonding Web Tape||1-4|
|3||Plain Seam with Double Topstitching||1-3|
|4||Mock Flat-Fell Seam||1-4|
|5||Lapped Seam with Single-sided Fusible Interfacing Strip||1-5|
|7||Hem using Double-sided Fusible Bonding Web Tape||1-3|
|8||Interfacing, Hand-Stitching and Other Tips||1-5|
MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep – Cutting & Sewing Machine Tips
|1A||To begin this lesson, cut 8 sets of sampler pieces measuring 5” (12.7cm) in the width x 7” (17.8cm) in the length.|
|1B||To get a clean straight edge, use a rotary cutter and an L square.|
|2A||Remember that faux leather has a backing and therefore has a length and a cross grain.|
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