Faux Leather Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Sewing the faux leather was a pain and a half using my Singer Disc-O-Matic, but I prevailed with a lot of patience and baby powder (3M tape didn't work) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep going, you shall prevail.

What you will need

  • Faux leather
  • brass studs
  • thread

Q&A with lyrakristine

Kir asked:
Love it - This is so original! Great execution on a Steampunk theme.
lyrakristine answered:
Thank you so much! :D
Craftsy asked:
Congrats! We've chosen this project to be to featured on our home page!
lyrakristine answered:
Wow! Thank you!
dottyeb asked:
I have made numerous ensembles from faux leather and 'pleather'. I have found that if one cuts tissue paper 'pattern pieces' that match the pieces you are going to sew, then place the matching piece of tissue on TOP of the faux leather you are trying to seam, sew through all layers, then tear off the tissue, that it sews very well. For top stitching, cut strips of tissue paper a little wider than the the foot you are using, and place the strips under the foot on top of the faux leather, then sew your top stitching through all layers and then remove the tissue paper. I used talcum powder when I these fabrics first came on the market, but much prefer tissue. By the way, your garment is just lovely!! Keep up the good work!!
lyrakristine answered:
Thank you so much for the comment and the wonderful, wonderful tips! I'll keep that in mind for my next projects. :D