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Using Pleather

foxfyreutk | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I was wondering if all you fantastic creative wearable sewers had any ideas on how to use PLEATHER. I “acquired” a 1 yd piece of a gorgeous blue snakeskin. It was so pretty, I hated to send it back … but, am not really sure how to use it.  Definitely NOT decor material! My scheme tends more toward country French. And BOTH my daughter and I are well-passed our micro-mini skirt days. Other than those two restrictions … I’m WIDE OPEN for ideas!  Thanks, Marlene


  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Handbags? Vest? Trim on a wool or velvet garment? Sounds like fun, but I'd be inclined to use it in small pieces rather than as a whole large garment.


    1. foxfyreutk | | #2

      As for whole large pieces ... I skipped right over the idea of bikini, too! <grin> BUT ... on a velvet handbag hmmmm THAT is interesting! Marlene

  2. FitnessNut | | #3

    You could also use it as trim on denim, say on a jacket or vest, in addition to the usual jeans. Trim on a wool coat or blazer. I once saw a gorgeous blouse that combined leather and either a knit or cotton (my memory fades here)...the front, collar, sleeves and cuffs were leather and the back in the contrast fabric. It could be worn as a blouse or as a shirt-style jacket. It was stunning and had a price tag of well over $200. Why not in pleather?

    1. SewNancy | | #4

      How about a yoke on a skirt, denim would be cool.  Also, a friend has a pair of jeans with suede bottoms, but very expensive to clean!  Pleather is washable, no? 


  3. Kiley | | #5

    I also was going to suggest a vest..and/or depending on the amount of material you have..use it for the collar and cuffs on a denim shirt.

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