Process of Sewing a Motorcycle Leather Jackets

by Ricardo Rios Motorcycle Apparel Albuquerque

The main resource required for Sewing Leather Jackets is leather, which can be purchased through various sources, even online. The vital thing to note is that real leather is sold by the hide and is priced based on square foot and not like other fabrics sold in meter or yard. The leather is also available in different weights; hence it is of utmost importance to be correctly chosen. 


The tools you will require to sew a Men’s Leather Motorcycle Jackets are a pack of leather needles. These needles are specially designed to puncture the leather surface without tearing the hide. These needles should not be used on normal fabric since they have a slight cutting point that frequently needs to be changed to avoid skipped stitches. Depending upon how one will finish the seam, you might also need adhesive and roller to flatten and secure the seams. 

Cutting leather is a skill that you will have to acquire by practicing. Leather doesn't have grain lines, which is available in traditional fabrics; hence you are not necessarily required to honor the grain lines indicated on the pattern pieces. Before commencing the work thoroughly, examine the hide to identify if there is any weakness or flaw in the leather.

The weaker areas of leather can be stabilized by interfacing if there is no way to avoid them. The pieces need to be cut in a single layer. All the notches need to be marked on the wrong side of the leather. At the center, leather is more stable compared to the sides. So, you would want to group the most important part along the center of the hide.


Before starting the Sewing Leather Jacket, it is better to practice scrap to find which thread work and stitch length better suits your jacket. One of the important parts is that unnecessary holes are not created on the leather by you; this means no pins are used; there are alternatives like bulldog clips, hairpins, or wonder clips that hold the seam together. You have to be mindful you don't make a mistake while stitching, which will lead to ripping out the stitches since you will not be able to stitch over the same spot as it will be weakening the seam. 

You also cannot backstitch while preparing Men’s Leather Motorcycle Jackets. Once you have completed the stitch line, the thread needs to be pulled to the back and hand knot it to secure the stitch. Leather should be interfaced around the areas where they can stretch out, especially around the jacket's front, back, and shoulder. While stitching uses a polyester thread, it is durable and provides you with a pronounced stitch.

As there is no chance of the seam fraying, you need not worry about the surging and want to create a nice flat seam. Once the seam is sewed, press open with your fingers or use low heat and press cloth with iron. Then with a row of topstitching on both sides, secure the seam; the seam then can be trimmed to reduce the bulk. For a cleaner finish, you can also use leather adhesive to glue the seam flat.

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