It’s not black or brown or grey, not red (Tia) or pink but stone! Yeah, yeah, I know… but I got a full Italian leather hide for way less than half price on ebay. How could I resist? You’re all on my side on this aren’t you?
I’m not too sure what the “Italian” means, presumably from Italy – does that make it good? I don’t know. I’m trying to learn all about leather. There are some holes in the hide but that’s natural and work-aroundable. It is a little thicker than I have been reading about. This is 1.1mm thick while all the books say 0.6-0.9mm is best but I figured what’s 0.2mm between seams? That’s so small a measurement that inches don’t go down that far! This one piece is 48sq feet – absolutely massive.
Teenage son was appalled – he even asked if it was legal and tried to figure out the ass end from the head end! God bless his innocent little heart.
Comision-free, let me direct you to Leather Hides. UK based and Anthony provided the best response, personal attention and fastest delivery known to man. Thank you Antony.
It does cry out ‘jacket’ please, but I’m sticking my guns on this and I’ll use this as a genuine ‘muslin’ for the black or brown or grey or red leather pants (the leather which will be purchased from Antony). I should have some left over and am thinking of bag or waistcoat (vest). but let’s just get the main attraction done first though.
While the pleather pants were a good test of one-chance sewing, this will really tax the technical sewing side.
Some thought is needed before sewing this beast into a tamed pair of pants.
Some courage is also needed before attacking with scissors.
There is the most wonderful smell of leather wafting though our house this evening.