Thursday, December 8, 2016

A leather tip for you

I am making a leather wall hanging....with leather embroidered blocks. the gray leather sashing is a bit thicker than the leather embroidered blocks. while trying to stitch them together, i was having problems with the thinner piece stretching. i sewed and unsewed several times before i came up with a solution.


I cut about 1/2 inch strips of lightweight fusible stabilizer and ironed it to the back edges of the embroidered blocks. problem solved. no more stretching.

hat back.jpg

And, yes, you can iron on the leather. i put a pressing sheet on top of it first. just pressed enough to hold the stabilizer on. 

That's all I got...carry on.

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