Sewing in leather

Posted by Carina Thavelin

My friend Karin has sewn these amazing handbags that I just have to show you. They are made out of real leather and has all the cool details with studs and metal zippers. We both stacked up on cool zippers and accessories when we went to New York together, we were like kids in a candy store when we saw the vast selection of fabrics and notions in the stores.

Karin is referring to the bags as her prototypes as they are her first bags in leather but I think she is too modest, they are really fab. When I asked her she said that she couldn’t have done it without the IDT, which helps her feed from both top and bottom for a perfect result in any quality of fabric. Depending on the leather and the machine it can be good to use the Non-Stick Foot for IDT System #820664096.

If you want to try sewing on leather, a good idea is to go to the local thrift shop and buy an oversized 80’ jacket or coat, then you get a lot of leather for almost no cost. I have collected a few of them myself and this makes me really inspired to start sewing!



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