What would be the cheapest fabric to work with?
I actually work with leather, but need something cheaper to work with so I can practice properly making a jacket without spending much money. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
- Linda SLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Work out basic fitting and construction problems in basic unbleached muslin. Work out technical construction and leather work problems on reclaimed leather garments from charity shops and thrift stores. Working out basic fit and pattern making problems in muslin is an industry standard. Learning how to sew leather using scraps and reclaimed garments gives you real life experience. Do not use faux plastic leathers. They do not sew like leather and the results from fake leather are not the same as real leather. You will learn nothing from fake leather. They are two very different animals. Also look up leather sewing and leather work tutorials online - both written and video. There's a lot of help out there and these tutorials can guide you on needles, sewing machines, cutting, assembling and more.
- JerryLv 71 month ago
I use old bed linens, old curtains from Goodwill and Salvation Army to get the design right.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Muslin is cheap and it is fairly sturdy.
- pearlmarLv 71 month ago
I would go to a fabric store and ask them what they have that is the cheapest.