Intermediate Alabama USA Member since 4/16/08 Posts: 939
Date: 7/17/12 6:38 PM
Fabricmart has finally put their leather skins on sale and I want to order some. I am thinking of making a jacket that calls for 1.5 yards of 57 inch fabric. It is Burda Style 2-2012-101. How much leather would I need? The leather skin I am looking at is an average of 6.2 square feet. Do you think I should just get 5 skins to be safe or is that enough?
But first you need to compare like units. I converted yards to feet.
1.5 yards x 57" = 54' x 57" =
4.5 feet x 4.75 feet = 21.38 square feet
If each skin is 6.2 square feet and you require 21.38 square feet, you will need four skins. You will need to take into account the actual width and length of the skins relative to your pattern piece sizes to assure that you have enough
leather. -- Edited on 7/17/12 10:11 PM --
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