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« on: June 04, 2010 02:19:16 AM »

I was wondering what needle ( for a sewing machine) one would use to sew things out of Skai ( ... i think it's also called pleather?..not sure, but it looks like leather).
I figured I'd just use one for leather... but...then again skai and leather are pretty different materials...

I want to make a little card holder/envelope thing out of it that I can chain to my jeans/coat ( so I can use my travel card without having to dig in my bag for my wallet every time   Cheesy)
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010 06:48:25 AM »

I don't know which one it'd be, but I'd use whichever needle is recommended for vinyl.  That's probably a closer match for the composition than leather.  Of course, it may be the same needle for both.  But still, I'd focus more on vinyl-related materials and advice.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 06:18:10 PM »

I always use a regular sharp needle when sewing vinyl. I haven't sewn pleather, but if it's not as thick as leather, then a regular needle should handle it just fine, since it works with vinyl. If the material isn't thick, a leather needle might leave holes in the pleather that are too big.
I think just as important as the needle is to have either a non-stick foot, or to layer the material with tissue paper under and on top so it still slides through your machine.
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