Whether you’re a beginner sewist or an expert, using the right needle for your project is essential for a great outcome. Leather sewing needles are specialized needles that are designed to work well with leather and other tough fabrics like faux leather, real fur, and all types of vinyl. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at what makes leather sewing needles different from other types of needles, and we’ll discuss some of the best ways to use them for your next leather project.
In the first part of my tutorial about sewing leather on a home sewing machine, I was showing you what tools you can use to sew leather and how to use them.
In this part (which is the second one) I am going to show you some leather stitching techniques, how to prepare and use patterns for sewing leather with a home sewing machine and what closures to use for leather garments.
Leather is very likely the first material used by humans for sewing. How difficult can it be to sew leather? At a first glance – very difficult, or at least that’s what I thought before actually doing it. But after I finished my first serious project I realized that sewing leather is not more complicated than sewing denim for example. On the contrary, because leather doesn’t fray, doesn’t need washing, pressing, doesn’t shrink etc.
I made quite a few projects with leather, made some mistakes during the process and discovered so much by trial and error that now I can share with you some tips on how to sew leather.
Machine embroidery on leather seems to attract everyone’s attention. I had my embroidery machine for years but I never tried leather embroidery until now. After reading some tutorials I decided to put it in practice. And here is what I made – a velvet dress with leather insert embellished with embroidered roses.
This is the second part of my tutorial on making a leather purse. In this article, I am showing you how to sew a lining and a stabilizer for my DIY leather bag, how to make leather flowers and leaves for the purse embellishment, how to sew the metal purse frame and how to finish the purse.
Did you ever want to make a leather purse yourself? I always wanted but I thought it will be too complicated. But it turned out nothing could be further from the truth.
I made this lovely little leather purse and got lots of compliments. One of my friends even said that it’s absolutely the most beautiful purse she has ever seen. Well, it’s unique and I have never come across anything like it in stores. So I am excited to show it off!
I decided to publish this tutorial how you can make the purse too because many of my friends showed interest.