In this class with Nicki LaFoille, you will learn about the tools, techniques and sewing machine settings needed to sew your next project with faux leather.
Nicki will review variety of faux leather options and explain the properties of each. She will also show how the backing of faux leather makes a huge difference in not only how it feels but also how it sews.
Because faux leather does not behave the same as fabric there are some special techniques needed to come into play to manipulate the material. Pressing also requires some considerations. Nicki will review each of those plus explain how to cut faux leather and the tension and stitch length settings needed to set you up for success.
Nicki will also explain what to use for topstitching thread and needles, plus some different presser feet, such as the Teflon foot and the roller foot, and some other tips for sewing and storing faux leather.
Use these tips and tricks you learn from Nicki and put them into practice to make a cute new purse. Nicki combines fabric and faux leather to get the beautiful prints of your favorite cotton fabric plus the rich look of faux leather. Learn how to make your own handles, add a recessed zipper and an inner zippered pocket, and learn how to interface faux leather to make a really sturdy bag.
Use the techniques and tips learned in this course to make almost anything you want out of faux leather. It’s great for home-dec applications, perfect for purses and even accent details in garments. Once you learn a few critical guidelines for sewing faux leather it will take the fear out of it and it gives you more options for materials when sewing projects.
Download this PDF for a detailed supply list to make your own purse.
Download this PDF for tips & tricks on working with faux leather.
Download this video to hear Nicki talk about her design process and what inspires her to create her projects.
Bonus materials available after purchase