FAQ

 

HELP! I’VE NEVER WORKED WITH LEATHER BEFORE – LET ALONE STITCHED IT. WILL I BE ABLE TO PUT MY PRODUCT TOGETHER?

DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN DO IT! YOU DON’T NEED ANY LEATHER EXPERIENCE BEHIND YOU TO TAKE THIS ON. YOU WILL RECEIVE SIMPLE AND THOROUGH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO THREAD YOUR NEEDLES, STITCH AND HOW TO PUT THE PRODUCT TOGETHER. IT’S ALL IN YOUR BOX KIT THAT YOUR BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED LEATHER PRODUCT COMES IN. WE’VE DONE THE HARD WORK FOR YOU: SOURCING THE FINEST LEATHER WE COULD FIND, WE’VE AGONISED OVER THE DESIGNS AND PATTERNS, WE’VE CUT YOUR PRODUCT PERFECTLY, AND PACKED YOUR THREAD, NEEDLES AND BUTTONS (WHERE NEEDED). WE BELIEVE THAT CREATIVITY IS IN EVERYONE – SO NO EXCUSES – OFF YOU GO! ENJOY THIS INCREDIBLE PROCESS.

 

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT TO MAKE UP MY PRODUCT/S?

NO. WE PROVIDE ALL NEEDLES, THREAD AND BUTTONS THAT THE PATTERNS REQUIRE. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE SOME PEGS AND SCISSORS HANDY IF THE PRODUCT YOU PURCHASE REQUIRES STITCHING. THERE ARE A FEW PRODUCTS THAT DON’T REQUIRE STITCHING – JUST ASSEMBLY. YOU CHOOSE.

 

WHAT DO I NEED PEGS AND SCISSORS FOR?

YOU WILL NEED THE PEGS TO HOLD THE SEAM LINES TOGETHER WHILE STITCHING. PEGS ARE PERFECT FOR HOLDING THE LEATHER PIECES IN PLACE BECAUSE THEY ARE STRONG BUT THEY DO NOT LEAVE A MARK ON THE LEATHER. YOU WILL NEED SCISSORS TO CUT YOUR THREAD ONCE YOUR SEAM IS COMPLETE.

 

CAN I STITCH MY LEATHER PRODUCT THE SAME WAY I STITCH ORDINARY SEWING?

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE THE STITCHING TECHNIQUE SENT TO YOU IN THE PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR BOX. WHY? BECAUSE IT IS A STRONG AND TRUSTED TECHNIQUE THAT WILL HOLD YOUR LEATHER TOGETHER WELL.

 

HOW WILL I HOLD MY LEATHER WHILE I STITCH?

GET COMFY AND USE YOUR KNEES TO HOLD YOUR PRODUCT IN PLACE ONCE YOU’VE POSITIONED YOUR SEAM LINES TOGETHER AND SECURED IT WITH YOUR PEGS.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I GET STUCK OR MAKE A MISTAKE?

DON’T STRESS. YOU ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW – HOW AMAZING. TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE PATTERN WE PROVIDED – WE PROMISE ITS BEEN MADE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS POSSIBLE SO THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE EASY TO FOLLOW. AND DON’T WORRY – WE ALWAYS SEND SOME EXTRA THREAD ALONG SO THAT IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOU CAN SIMPLE UNPICK THE SEAM AND GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY. YOU CAN DO IT!

 

ARE THE TIME GUIDELINES FOR EACH PRODUCT ACCURATE?

THE TIMELINE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GENERALLY ACCURATE HOWEVER IF YOU GET THE HANG OF THE STITCHING OR ARE CONFIDENT WORKING WITH THE LEATHER THEN YOU COULD TAKE LESS TIME MAKING THE PRODUCT.

 

WHY WOULD I WANT TO MAKE A LEATHER PRODUCT MYSELF WHEN I CAN BUY ONE ALREADY MADE UP?

WE LOVE WORKING WITH LEATHER SO MUCH AND FIND IT TO BE AN EXTREMELY REWARDING AND THERAPEUTIC PROCESS – SO WE WANTED TO OPEN THAT SPACE UP FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY TOO. THIS IS WHAT EXPLORING SOMETHING NEW IS ALL ABOUT; LEARNING A CRAFT; GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY; SETTING ASIDE TIME TO CREATE; BELIEVING IN YOURSELF; BELIEVING THAT CREATIVITY IS ESSENTIAL; PERSEVERING; AND FINALLY, AFTER PUTTING IN THE EFFORT, RECEIVING THE REWARD OF A BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED PRODUCT THAT WILL LAST A LIFE TIME. WOW. WHAT FUN!