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« on: February 19, 2008 10:35:59 AM »

(first time posting a question here)

can i sew leather with a regular sewing machine and regular sewing thread??

i bought a really pretty leather jacket for my boyfriend on a second hand shop (reaaally cheap) ($4.000 chilean pesos Wink)
but the only problem is that we are both... hmmm petite size so the jacket is too big, but not "too" big, i mean is still kinda wearable, but the sleeves are too long,
the jacket has ¿wristbands? made of knitted fabric (i speak spanish) and he has to fold those nice wristbands inside,
i was thinking to make the sleeves shorter and re-sewing the wristbands
is that posible?

this is the jacket (and my boyfriend Kiss)


thank you so much for reading, i really hope you can answer me Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008 11:08:07 AM »

I sew leather on my machine with regular thread but you need a leather sewing machine needle.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008 11:14:24 AM »

great!! Smiley
and what's the difference with a regular needle?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008 12:42:37 PM »

leather needles have arrow shaped points to them, makes it easier to pierce the leather & takes the strain off your machine

i have sewn lots of leather with a very basic machine with no problems - strong thread does help though
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 02:55:58 PM »

I sew leather on my ordinary machine with polyester thread and a needle for leather - as other have described before me.
It is useful to have a reliable machine though - mine is driving me crazy right now so I decided to wait with other leather projects until I get a new one Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 06:04:08 PM »

thank you so much!!
i'm hoping i can find leather needles arround here Tongue
(sometimes i'm so jealous because of the amazing materials you guys use to make cool stuff Wink)
thanks!! Smiley
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