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Message Board > Sewing Techniques and Tips > A book about sewing leather? ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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A book about sewing leather?
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Date: 5/9/13 5:52 AM

Hi, I am looking for recommendations on a book I can buy with good tips and techniques for sewing leather and suede please.
I have never really sewn leather before, but have been given some gorgeous leather I'd like to make into a bag or something.
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Date: 5/9/13 7:35 AM

There's a class on Craftsy by Don Morin called 'Making Leather Bags'. I have enrolled in it, and it's very informative. It's a class specifically about making leather bags (or sewing leather in general) on a home sewing machine. He talks about choosing leather, and what tools and machine settings to use, and lots of info about construction. I don't know if I'll make the specific bag he made, but it definitely inspires me to try my hand at making a leather bag!

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Date: 5/9/13 11:12 AM

I bought this book at a yard sale but have yet to use it myself so I can't vouch for its helpfulness. But, maybe it will give you a good starting point with your search.

How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur

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Date: 5/9/13 12:24 PM

Find the accessory book by Laura Bennett. I just found it yesterday at my local library. It's called Homemade Chic. Hope that this helps!

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Date: 5/10/13 10:55 AM

Don't know if you're interested in DVD's but here is Leather is for Every Body by Peggy Sagers from Silhouette patterns. I love and own all her DVD's except the leather and embroidery ones. I never bought them because I don't do either of those.

Peggy has a special till May 14th. Any DVD purchase gets you a box of the box of 100 needles shown here They are the only needles Peggy sews with.

The page which shows the special offer

ETA: Just noticed you are in New Zealand. I have no idea about their shipping policies to places out of the USA.
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