DIY Embroidered Leather Skirt
I DIY’d this vintage 1980s thrifted leather skirt a while ago with some iron on patches I bought when visiting Hong Kong.
DIY Embroidered Leather Skirt Tips
- You cannot iron on leather. Heat will crack leather. Iron on patches need to be glued or sewn on.
- Fabric glue doesn’t work on leather. There are special glues available for leather.
- Sewing is the most secure way to add embroidered patches to leather.
- Figure out your design prior to sewing anything on and pin patches in place to ensure proper placement.
Initially I was tacking all the edges on the patches by hand but I finally bought some leather needles for my sewing machine and although it was still a pain in the butt I managed to sew around most of the jagged edges.
I’m really delighted with how it turned out.
If you liked this DIY you might enjoy these projects I also created with embroidered patches.
I’ve also had fun playing with iron on embroidered patches on this one-of-a-kind jean jacket below.