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Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

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Video Length: 1:05
Produced by: Evamarie Gomez; Shot by: Gary Junken

In the fourth installment of the Q&A video series One Pattern, Many Ways, fashion designer and star Angela Wolf shares three insider tips for sewing with faux leather fabrics. Watch as she explains which needles are best suited for sewing with these kind of fabrics, and as she offers a valuable tip for adjusting presser foot tension.

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Comments (9)

BRosser BRosser writes: Thanks so much for your tips!
Posted: 11:40 am on February 18th

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: I only trust Evmez Productions.
Posted: 10:01 am on January 12th

AngelaWolf AngelaWolf writes: I use a Schmetz denim jean needle #14 - sorry you didn't catch that. I'll try to slow it down, I just don't want you to fall asleep :)
Posted: 9:13 am on January 8th

aussierose aussierose writes: I heard Jeans needle - I use them a lot in quilting, or a top stitch needle. These are both wonderfully versatile needles as they can take thicker thread, as well as regular and fine thread.
A tip I picked up when sewing leather was to increase your stitch length a little to 3.0.
Not all machines have the capability to adjust the presser foot tension, but I am used to a Pfaff with an even-feed so that helps.
Posted: 1:52 am on January 8th

user-1095738 user-1095738 writes: I watch Angela every Sat on PBS. It's Sew Easy. She does speak rapidly but she knows her stuff! I heard reference to needle as Gene 14
Posted: 1:00 am on January 8th

ppinnc ppinnc writes: Thank you, user-933140. I listened to it 3 times and still didn't get it !
Posted: 9:17 pm on January 7th

user-933140 user-933140 writes: Hi, I think Angela means a Jean needle. I've been watching her for 5 years and she is good but she talks too fast sometimes.
Posted: 8:43 pm on January 7th

QCD QCD writes: If you use a walking foot/even feed foot that also prevents the layers from shifting.

Posted: 6:38 pm on January 7th

ppinnc ppinnc writes: This may be a stupid question, but what is a G needle?? General? I've been sewing for 60 years and never remember hearing that term.
Posted: 5:33 pm on January 7th

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