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Intro to Sewing Leather

Intro to Sewing Leather

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This class covers the basics of sewing leather on the industrial cylinder bed machine as well as safety, and ergonomics. Learn tips and tricks of the trade through out Upcycled wallet project.


What machine does: 
  • Straight stitch/heavy duty, more control
  • needle, bobbin, thread systems
General safety and ergonomics:
  • Position of body, arms, legs
  • Apparel/Shoes
  • Keep fingers free
  • Lighting
  • Power off when maintenance
  • Hold thread/knee off
How to thread machine:
  • Bobbin winding and replacement
  • Troubleshooting machine:
  • Re-thread
  • Needle
  • Tension
  • Timing
Machine use: 
  • Practice on scraps
  • Straight- stitch length
  • Back tacking
  • Margins
  • Curves
  • Tight projects

Project: Wallet
Wildling Collaborative Arts is an Artists Collective in Eugene OR founded in 2023. We offer a  membership ceramics studio which is the only 24/7 ceramics studio in Eugene. We are also home to Viking Textile Makers Space, a textile makers space founded here in Eugene by Mitra Gruwell. We host workshops and classes in our large classroom space as well as offer private studio for local small businesses in Eugene. Mystic Fables Leather runs their leather making business in one of our private rental studios, along with other local Eugene artists. We have recently opened up our gallery space to host the works of local Eugene artists. We are active in the Whitaker community and participate in the Whitaker Last Friday Art Walk. Wildling Collaborative Arts is an accessible and inclusive space.
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