Leather is one of the very first fabrics that was used to wear. It has had a rich and diverse history from its beginnings. The uses for leather are many including clothing, shoes, luggage, furniture and upholstery in automobiles. It is a beautiful and natural fabric that is long lasting and breathable. When you choose an item made from leather you are investing in an item that will last for years if it is properly cared for. You will want to know how to clean your leather items. Improper cleaning can ruin your leather.
A word of warning: don’t underprice the competition either. This may lead to a temporary spike in your sales, but then the others will match your lower price and you’ll all be making less money. When pricing items, check who else is selling the same thing to see what the going rate is, and match it. Always go for a fixed sale rather than an auction; crafters rarely want to wait for their materials.
Conditioning the leather will extends its life. Choose the conditioner that is made for your type of leather making. Apply to a soft, clean cloth and work into the leather, taking care to get seams. Make sure you condition evenly. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
After you have sealed the leather it’s time to break out your leather repair compounds. Now I have found that applying it with your finger is the easiest then trying to use a pallet knife, kinda hard to curve your pallet knife around such a tight curve. Compounds that I use the most on leather steering wheels is the old Leather Crack Filler or I’ll use Viper Products Leather Extreme Fill. Both work really well with applying it with your finger and both stay put really well too. I mostly use the Leather Crack Filler first then if I need to fill smaller imperfections then I’ll use the Leather Extreme Fill. I’ve found that the Leather Crack fill just works the best, it sands out nicely as well as stays put when sanding too.
If you are sewing leather making workshop with thick spots, you can use a rubber mallet to pound them out. However, you will need to protect the leather by covering it with paper or cloth to ensure you do not scratch or dent the leather.
As you are sewing leather garments, you might experience skipped stitches. If this happens, do not stop stitching, just keep going. What you want to do is when you have finished all the machine stitching, go back, and stitch over those skipped areas by hand. Start by anchoring the needle between the layers of the garment and then bring it up through the first skipped hole.
Brief case thin – This is a smaller or thinner variant of the leather or classic briefcase. This is also good for people who bring a long smaller amount of documents.
You can make use of leather as a hobby and perhaps as you get better on it, you can do it as a business. It is a good material that can last long and its durability is the reason why it is still quite a popular material used in almost anything.