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Date: 5/25/13 0:59 AM

Im having a hard time locating this information. Is it okay to sew leather with my Ellegante? And by "okay" I mean it's not going to screw it up at all.

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Date: 5/25/13 2:53 AM

i can't imagine that sewing leather is going to mess up your machine. just make sure you are using a needle that is appropriate. :)

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Date: 5/25/13 10:39 AM

Depends on the thickness of the leather.

I have only stitched deer skin, which was very soft and supple.

Test so you can judge the best stitch length for the leather.

This tutorial at Threads Magazine may help - http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/tvt010.asp


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Date: 5/25/13 11:44 AM

Thanks for your replies. I'm going to look for a source of leather. Or I may just decide to use Ultrasuede.

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Date: 5/26/13 3:18 PM

Cowhide, lamb skin, deer hide? All depends on the thickness. I know you can definitely use lamb skin. Try a sample and see. Make sure you use a roller foot or a Teflon foot. But do a sample first, put holes in cowhide once with a roller foot because I didn't adjust my pressed foot pressure.

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