Yes, you can use the embroidery machine on a piece of leather. you can't clamp the leather in the hoop like you do fabric, so i cut out a block and taped it to the stabilizer. worked like a charm. but when i pulled off the tape, it also pulled a bit of the stain from the leather.
I used a crazy quilt design from Julie's Needle Designs and just did the lines that cover the edges where you would put the piece of fabric to applique. and i embroidered the snowflake in the one space....should have done that in black, too. i am learning that colors just blend into leather....black works best.
I am thinking if i dyed the patches first, then embroidered the edges, it would be cool.
Now i am going to do another block....put backing fabric on it....and batting in the middle...and try it again. i am pumped. I think i need to go to Tandy Leather tomorrow....a 2 hour drive from here....and get some dye and glue and check out their leather. hahaha
This is FUN!
#Its better in leather