How do I sew leather trim?
November 10, 2010 1:57 PM Subscribe
Where might I find a sewing site (or a book) that shows how to sew leather edging (or binding or piping) on to fabric?
posted by morganw to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to make something with the look of a Gilles Berthoud bag
though not as detailed- I'm not that crazy. I'd be making just a boxy bag or a (bicycle) top tube cover. I took a look at Tandy Leather & they don't sell leather "ribbon." Do people always cut their own? Do you put a cord inside to give the edge some thickness/bulk?
I'm also interested in leatherette and bias tape. I don't really get how the edges of bias tape don't fray unless it's tucked under which means there's a lot of layers in a taped seam- two of tape, two of the base material, then two more of tape, right? I guess a lot of pins are required?