This trim evolved during a project I’ve been working on–a broadtail fur and alligator-stamped leather jacket. I wanted a softer transition from the leather to the fur, so I developed this particular design for the project.
1. To prepare the leather, mark lines on the wrong side parallel to the edge. Mark the first line 3/8″ from the leather edge and the second 3/8″ away and parallel to the first line. Then mark points along these lines, ¼” apart. Punch these with a small diameter hole puncher.
2. Sew the 2mm round leather cord, with a “packing and sacking” needle from the specialty needle packages you can buy in any sewing store. When sewing the leather to the fur, use a diagonal stitch over the cut edge of the leather, and sew the edge to the fur. Next, sew the second row of diagonal stitches, as shown, to make two rows of…
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