This book is a comprehensive guide to designing leather garments. Leather Apparel Design covers everything from the history of leather to tanning, handling skins, designing and constructing garments. Students are shown the entire process step-by-step. This book also includes a special chapter covering the care and maintenance of leather garments, plus useful appendix material on leather associations and vendors.
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Table of ContentsForeword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Leather s Beginnings. The Real Beginning: Food. The NEed for Clothes. Clothes Must Be Soft. Leather Through the Ages. Preparing Skins for Tanning. What Tanning Does. The Major Leather Manufacturing Steps. The Tanning Process. Making Wet Blues . Sort and Select Skins. Neutralizing. Preparations for Dyeing. Dyeing the Skins. Staking. Grading the Skins. Spray Treatments. Planning. Planning Your Design and Selecting the Skin. Creating a Design/Spec Sheet. Sorting, Shading, and Cutting. Sorting and Shading. Cutting. Storing Skins. Cutting Tips. Putting Your Leather Garment Together. Stitching. Gluing. Pressing. Linings, Underlinings, and Interfacings. Lining. Underlining. Interlinings and Fillers. Interfacing and Seam Reinforcements. Seam Finishes. Open and Glued Seam. Mock Flat Fell Seam. Raw Edge Lapped and Stitched Seam. Sewing a Shirt. The Construction of a Shirt. Sewing a Pair of Pants. The Construction of a Pair of Pants. Sewing a Jacket. The Construction of a Jacket. Leather Defects. The Importance of Independent Testing. How to Identify and Solve Key Quality Control Problems. Sewing and Handling Ultrasuede and Ultraleather. Ultrasuede and Ultraleather Construction Techniques. Appendix A. Tips for Proper Leather Garment Care. Appendix B. Trade Organizations, Shows, Publications and Schools. Appendix C. Resource Directory. Bibliography. Index.