First of all, let’s take this as a side profession. You could actually sew car leather in your spare time and make some money! Here is how to sew Car leather.
- Sharpen your sewing skills
Well, you need to first know the basic skills of a designer. After all, without the basic skills you will be nowhere. Buy a sewing machine and then learn how to use it in case you do not. You can buy second hand sewing machine brands so it should not really set you back by a lot of money. You could even borrow one if any of your friends has it. Sewing machines are quite durable so you really do not have to worry and can treat it as a long term investment.
Do not forget to learn skills like winding a bobbin and threading your sewing machine. You should try out hand sewing as well so that you can make buttonholes. Remember to buy good scissors.
- Make your bag from patterns
Have a leather bag with you and then try making your own bags by seeing those patterns click here. You could try making a tote bag or even a denim purse. You should carefully see how the pieces fit together and form the shape of the bag. Get some basic fabrics and play around with them till you understand how the shapes go together.
- Let’s not get conventional?
Well, try making less of conventional bags and use more of your creativity. You could even use recycled and reclaimed materials to make the bags. They have their own exquisiteness.
- Learn advanced sewing techniques
If you have mastered your hold on basic sewing techniques, now is the time to do more. You should learn how to add zipper, snaps and velcro as well as other closures. You should also learn how to line your bag and create box bottom bags.
- What’s in a shape?
Well, look at briefcases, suitcases and all other types of bags and study their shape. This is where you creativity will go in and help you think of new designs. Think about why the bags are made, what is the audience for these bags, what do they like and more. Understand what people carry in their leather bags and what would be more convenient (or inconvenient). Explore new fashions and designs. Can you make a design that nobody has thought of yet?