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Faux Leather Fabric with a Subtly Distressed Finish. Sold by the half metre.

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Faux Leather Fabric with a Subtly Distressed Finish.

Perfect for crafting classy looking bags.

A really cool looking Faux Leather. The surface is slightly matte and subtly distressed, reflecting the light slightly differently as it moves around.

Sold by the half metre. Longer lengths will be cut as one.

Fusible interfacing can be used on this product. (See the How To Use tab for instructions.

Swatches are available for purchase so you can check if this fabric is right for your project.

Wipe down gently with a damp cloth to clean. Do not hand wash or machine wash

Width: 138cm
Thickness: 0.76mm
Weight:430 gsm
Composition : Surface 100% PU (Polyurethane) Back 100% Rayon

The price is per 1/2m. If you want 1m select 2 as the quantity

How To Use

Cutting Out:

The fabric has a very slight sideways stretch. Main pattern pieces should be cut on the straight of grain unless pattern instructions state otherwise. Straps can be cut across the grain but should then be sewn with a straight stitch. Because the fabric is not thick, half-width interfacing can be applied to stabilize cross-body straps if desired.

Strips for binding and piping that require stretch and flexibility can be cut across the grain.

Interfacing:

Fusible interfacing may be applied to this fabric. we recommend Decovil light, Shape to Create or Pellon Sf101. 

ALWAYS TEST on a scrap of fabric first as results will depend on your iron setting and the type/brand of interfacing used.

  1. Make sure that your pressing mat/ironing board is cool before you start.
  2. Place the fabric right side down with the fusible interfacing glue side down on top
  3. Using an iron set to a medium temperature, press down gently on the fabric for 15-20 seconds, or according to your interfacing instructions, before moving on. Repeat a few times but check the fabric is not getting too hot.

Allow to cool completely, up to 30 minutes and check the bond. Repeat if necessary.

Sewing:

This fabric is easy to sew. It is not too thick. We recommend sewing with a microtex needle. Domestic machines will sew better with a vinyl, roller or walking foot attached. Keep within the parameters of layers that your machine can handle Leather needles are NOT recommended.

If you make a mistake, unpick from the reverse and lift the thread out. If you have used a sharp microtex needle the original holes will not be too noticeable. 

Storage and Care.

The fabric will be folded for shipping, we recommend unfolding it and rolling it for storage. 

To iron, if creased - Place fabric, leather side down onto a cold ironing board and cover with baking paper or pressing cloth. Then iron on a medium setting. Always test on a scrap first. See above. If you iron the leather side it will melt.

Care: Wipe down gently with a damp cloth to clean. Do not hand wash or machine wash

Shipping and Returns

This item is shipped by NZ Parcel Post with tracking. You can expect delivery within 2-5 working days. Please allow an extra day for rural deliveries.

The fabric will be folded for shipping, we recommend unfolding it and rolling it for storage.

Note: No Returns are available on this item because it is cut to a length of your choosing. If you are unsure whether this is the right item for your project, please contact us for advice or order a swatch before placing your order.

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