by blueeyedblonde 21 Apr 2017

Who has embroidered something on leather?

Any info would be great.


by perraut 22 Apr 2017

j'ai déjà brodé sur du cuir très fin ( "dain " ) et souple, et utilisé un stabilisateur, le résultat était parfait .

already embroidered on very fine leather ("suede") and soft, and used a stabilizer, the result was perfect.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 24 Apr 2017

Thank you.

by basketkase 22 Apr 2017

I have done tons of leather and vinyl.....I run my machine slower than normal and try to use satin stitches more than step stitches, I also digitize my underlayment looser so that there are less needle holes......I do not use stabilizer either, I just hoop the, I do use a 16 needle melco machine, so I don't know if instructions would be different for a single needle?

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 24 Apr 2017

Thank you. I have some scraps I can do some testing on for any of the suggestions.

by powagrl 22 Apr 2017

Embroidery Library has 2 tutorials, one for real leather & the other for faux leather.

jrob by jrob 22 Apr 2017

I used their suggestions when I did some leather bands that I monogrammed for nieces.

blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 24 Apr 2017


by graceandham 21 Apr 2017

Think red work or light stitch design, otherwise you create a cut and tear edge in the leather. There is a leather needle that you might want to try. I can pull a design into my Floriani software and specify that I'm stitching on a particular fabric type, such as leather or cotton twill or denim, and it will create an appropriate underlayment for that specific fabric (whether it needs to be more or less dense). In some of the Anita Goodesign collections, they have good instructions for stitching those particular designs on leather.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 22 Apr 2017

Thanks for this info.
I do have a leather needle. Just never done anything like this and luckily I have some scrap pieces I can play with and see how it goes.
I think my software has that feature but not sure as have not used it in a while.