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I thought I would share some pictures of my first leather jacket I made.

I have had a leather/nubuck jacket from GAP for 20 years, I really loved it and alway wondered if I could maybe make one.

Quite quickly I realised a household machine was not going to work, so I bought a speedy stitcher and a stitch wheel.

With these trusty tools I set about making templates of my jacket taking note of the felled and half felled seams.

Once I was happy with this I did a few trials of how much seam was needed for the desired result.

With seams added to the pattern I started to cut out the pattern.

 

 

 

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Im happy with how it all went, the jacket is too heavy for daily use. I think though if I can make a thick one then a thinner will be easier. Just on the lookout for come nice leather or nappa around 0.8mm.

 

Hope you like it

 

 

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Wow, this is amazing! Please tell me you've had previous tailoring experience...

As for the weight - I believe it's a sign of quality. I have a motorcycling jacket which is much too heavy for normal daily wear, but it literally saved my skin in an accident. 

 

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Nice work, lots of hours, you should be proud of this. Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for your words.

Nope no previous experience, just lots of time, as i used a speedy stitcher there was plenty of time to get the stitches where i wanted them.

Ive learned alot doing it and so am well prepared for where i would do things the same, as well as different on my next one.

 

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beautiful work friend that jacket rocks! I would love the the thicker leather its gets colder than he## here but the wind is what is the worst, pushes that cold right through regular clothing.

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Insanely impressive 

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That is really cool. 

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