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        05-07-2013, 10:27 PM
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    Showing
    Try cutting into a side of leather, lol. Actually when my instructor asked me if I was nervous about cutting a pattern in leather, he seemed disappointed when I told him I'd cut out fabric that was worth a lot more. I think he was hoping I'd become a nervous wreck.
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        05-09-2013, 12:47 AM
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        05-09-2013, 11:42 AM
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Try cutting into a side of leather, lol. Actually when my instructor asked me if I was nervous about cutting a pattern in leather, he seemed disappointed when I told him I'd cut out fabric that was worth a lot more. I think he was hoping I'd become a nervous wreck.
    Buy a bolt of really cheap fabric. Some Walmarts still sell fabrice for $1-2/yard. You can cut and make a mockup of your project with it, and make any corrections, and then use THAT as your pattern for your leather.
         
        05-09-2013, 10:01 PM
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    I have an excellent pattern made of construction paper. The pattern had been traced on the leather and I was still getting the hang of using a head knife and was being a bit cautious. He seemed to think this was nervousness. I was his first and only female student.
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        05-14-2013, 03:00 PM
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    There are female clubs of DYI builders. Everyone is nervous the first time your try stuff. I have a 1960's vintage heavy duty singer with only one type of stitch---straight. The old manual tells you how to use it for many things, including button holes and embroidery. Just master the techniques, and good luck with your leather-work. =D
         

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