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glueing on leather appliques

bss7 | Posted in General Discussion on

I make western clothing, and often need to glue leather appliques to fabric.   I have been using a glue stick, does anyone else have any suggestions, or has someone found a better method?    The glue stick does not always work exceptionally well.


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    Contact cement holds leather together.  Wait for it to dry before stitching.  Do a test on scrap first.

  2. ineedaserger329 | | #2

    I am drawing a complete blank today, but I think the seem tape stuff you iron on might just work. It usually comes in 1/4 and I think 1/2 inch I imagine that would work. I don't have much experience with leather though, I hope this helps.

  3. Josefly | | #3

    Isn't rubber cement what is used to glue down the hems and seam allowances in leather garments?

    1. bss7 | | #4

      I think you are correct.   I am afraid to use rubber cement to attach leather appliques to fabric, as I am afraid it will stain the fabric.   

      1. Josefly | | #7

        Oops, sorry, I must've mis-read your post. I somehow thought you were gluing leather appliques to leather. Good luck with your project.

    2. Pattiann42 | | #5

      My husband does leather work and uses contact cement and liquid stitch.  On the website shown below liquid stitch is the recommended product for appliques and washables.

      Search leather glue and read the comments.  I think it will help you decide which glue to use.





      Edited 5/29/2007 9:36 pm ET by spicegirl1

      1. bss7 | | #6

        Thanks,  I will try the dritz liquid stitch.  It looks like there is also an upholstery liquid stitch, and that one looks like  it is similar to rubber cement by looking at the container.  

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