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Faux Crocodile Leather Fabric. Sold by the half yard (45cm)

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Faux Crocodile Leather Fabric.

This beautiful crocodile fabric will give your bag making projects a unique and exclusive finish. Pair with bag hardware for an upmarket look.

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: 54/55" (Approx 14ocm)

138cm Note: uneven colouring at the selvedge edges is usual in the manufacturing of this product and varies along the length. (See image below). There is a minimum usable width of 133cm of fabric.
Thickness: 1.0 mm

Composition : Surface 100% PU (Polyurethane) Back 100% Polyester

Features: 

Waterproof, Anti-Mildew, Abrasion-Resistant

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

How To Use

Cutting Out:

The fabric has a 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.

Interfacing:

This fabric is 1.0 mm thick and does not need interfacing for every project. The Poppie Pouch in the photo was not interfaced.

For a more structured look, 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. Place a sheet of oven baking paper over the top
  4. 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.
  5. The use of an ironing press may flatten the embossed pattern.

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

Sewing:

This fabric is fairly easy to sew.  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.

Use a stitch length of around 3.4-3.6. You can then reinforce seams if required for sturdier bags, with a second line of slightly smaller stitching, close to the first and inside the seam allowance.

Use a stitch length of 4 for top-stitching.

Leather needles are NOT recommended.

If you make a mistake, unpick from the reverse.

Storage and Care.

The fabric will be loosely folded for shipping, we recommend unfolding it and rolling it for storage. Creases can be gently ironed out using a medium iron and pressing cloth on the REVERSE of the fabric. 

DO NOT IRON THE CROCODILE SIDE

(Request a quote for shipping rolled. - If you wish your fabric to be shipped rolled rather than folded, we can quote you for the shipping costs. In the case that your order qualifies for free standard shipping, the quote will represent the balance of payment.)

To iron, if creased - Place fabric, shiny 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.

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

The picture shows how the colour may vary near the selvedges

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. If you wish your fabric to be shipped rolled rather than folded, we can quote you for the shipping costs. In the case that your order qualifies for free standard shipping, the quote will represent the balance of payment.

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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