Jump to content
Leather20

Preventing Leather from stretching

Recommended Posts

I'm sure this has been asked before, but how do you keep leather from stretching when you tool it? I've heard some say to put tape on the back of the leather, do you do this before or after casing and does it work?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Leather20 said:

I'm sure this has been asked before, but how do you keep leather from stretching when you tool it? I've heard some say to put tape on the back of the leather, do you do this before or after casing and does it work?

I have no experience with tooling but I asked a crafter on Instagram (Can't remember who it was but I saved the photo) what reinforcement this is. And he told me it's tape he use when tooling. 

 

Skärmavbild 2020-06-21 kl. 23.46.42.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Leather20 said:

I'm sure this has been asked before, but how do you keep leather from stretching when you tool it? I've heard some say to put tape on the back of the leather, do you do this before or after casing and does it work?

Hi :)

For me the best tip on the subject is this video from Ed LaBarre :)  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that.  I've been taping................but haven't then glued it to a card stock backing.   Nice suggestion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SamB said:

Hi :)

For me the best tip on the subject is this video from Ed LaBarre :)  

 

This is awesome and I will try it next time i tool! Do you case the leather before or after taping?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Leather20 said:

This is awesome and I will try it next time i tool! Do you case the leather before or after taping?

It depends on the casing method :) If you use the method of submerging the leather in water and then put it in a ziplock bag in the fridge it's better to do it before taping. Otherwise I do it after

47 minutes ago, Chris623 said:

Thanks for that.  I've been taping................but haven't then glued it to a card stock backing.   Nice suggestion.

Yes, it's really a great tip!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i use this one:

White Tear-Off Adhesive Tape

https://www.decocuir.com/ruban-adhesif-indechirable-blanc-largeur-30-mm-c2x31861365

Edited by paloma

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've tried taping a few times on the projects I've done since I first asked this question and I can't seem to get the tape to stick. I've tried taping before casing and after casing but it won't stick. I tried the type in the video and the blue painters tape which a lot of people also recommend. Any tips?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use 3M clear packing tape - sticks really well.  I have also rubber cemented the piece to an old plastic place mat that you can buy from Wally World.  Both work well for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used painters tape a while back, and it did not keep it from stretching. I have since ordered Gaffers Tape, but haven't had a project that required extensive tooling to test it out...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3M packing tape with filaments.  This stuff sticks and leather will not stretch. Have never tried applying to wet leather.  Once stuck, don't know I would dunk in water, but I use water spray to case,.and no problems with the tape.  Only downside is when pulled off, it will raise any loose fibers your leather may have.

Hope this helps

Terry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...