I've been slightly obsessed with working with Faux Leather lately. This was a textile that severely intimidated me in the
past. But it turns out to be much more user friendly than I had thought. A few tips when working with this fabric.
- Don't pin your pieces together-This will leave permeant holes in the fabric, instead use paper clamps to secure before sewing.
- Change your regular sewing machine needle to one suited to leather. These are not pricey and are made for going through these thicker materials.
- Practice on a scrap piece before stitching your project. If you find your machine presser foot sticking to the fabric, you can cover the bottom with a piece of scotch tape. This allows your machine foot to glide over the fabric.
- Be sure before you sew! If you make a mistake some faux leathers leave very obvious holes where you removed the stitching. Others like the one below is textured so the holes are less noticeable if you have to resew a seam.
- When pressing, cover the faux leather with a cotton presser cloth ( a.k.a a scrap piece of cotton fabric ). Otherwise you might find that your iron will melt your faux leather or stick to it.
Here is a little picture tutorial for making your own tassels! These are so on trend this spring and can be added to pretty much anything, including purses, clothing, shoes and whatever else you love!
Thanks for reading!