Leather Sewing Techniques
Working with leather and suede requires specific techniques when it comes to garment construction. This lesson will teach you about the types of machines, needles, stitch lengths and other materials that are used for seams, hems, pockets, buttons and buttonholes. This lesson will help you navigate the ins and outs of working with animal skins.
|1||Lesson Prep- Cutting & Sewing Machine Tips||1-14|
|2||Plain Seam Open & Glued||1-3|
|3||Plain Seam with Single & Double Topstitching||1-6|
|4||Mock Flat Fell Seam||1-5|
|5||Lapped Seam with Cold Tape & Topstitching||1-4|
|7||Interfacing, Hand Stitching, Sewing Curves & Other Tips||1-8|
MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep- Cutting & Sewing Machine Tips
|1||Leather is an animal skin and has a length grain that goes from head to the tail. The top of the skin is the called the head, followed by the shoulders, the bend or back, the legs and the sides, which are known as the belly.|
|2||For this lesson, cut eight sets of sampler pieces measuring 5” (12.7cm) in the width x 7” (17.8cm) in the length.|
|3||Always cut your pattern pieces with the skin face-up, so that you can avoid cutting any scars or creases, or any discolorations or shading in the skin.|
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