Now it's time to add your embroidery!
Stitch your design onto your leather or fabric.
We recommend using a medium weight cutaway stabilizer, adhered to the
back of the leather with temporary spray adhesive and stitched with a
80/12 leather needle with this design. If you're stitching on real leather,
check out the additional tips in
this tutorial for best results.
Remember to keep a lot of extra space around
your design to cut your PDF pattern templates.
For this project, Tim used a special kind of
leather that has fabric bonded to the back -- which is why this
embroidery design, with its satin stitch edges, worked. In general, for
leather, we recommend using very light and open designs, with no satin
stitch or stitch-filled areas. Pleather tends to be very resilient and
can handle a much wider range of embroidery designs.
You're also going to want to stitch a mirror of your design, so
they can sit on either side of your finished jacket.