Using a $7 thrift store find, I have upcycled a (like) leather jacket to a Biker/Trucker wallet. I love the look! Tell me what you think.
Of course the (look like ) leather is not the best fabric to work with. It feels smooth to the touch. I would even say that my sewing machine rejeted the fabric too. But working with the material taught me a valuable lesson “Use Leather”. I didn’t realize that the coat wasn’t leather until I started cutting the jacket and sewing. The fabric barely stayed under the presser foot. I guess I can’t say enough how much I didn’t like the material.
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how exactly trouble did you have wit this job? you writed -The fabric barely stayed under the presser foot.-
what you mean with this sentens?
It was because of the faux leather material..there was no grain to keep the needle in place…It was just such a smooth and soft material when you try to sew on top of it, the materal would slide out of place. It was also very tough for me to sitch a straight line.
you could try sewing with two perga papers, put in faux leather in between.
Great idea! I definitely gave up on this one….LOL. A little bit of machine oil should work too.