what is the easiest way to shorten leather garments? Right now the hem seems to be glued' under. I have shrunk, but stil

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would like to wear the slacks and skirt. Any suggestions? Thanks :-)
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  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Oct 07, 2012
    The best way is to use a fabric glue. You can go to a Michaels craft store or Joann Fabrics or any other fabric stores you have in your area. Just make sure the glue says its made for fabric and is flexible. When you hem the articles turn them inside out and then after you measure and appy the glue use something like duc tape to hold the hem up until it dries. If you use clamps or clothspins they may make a indentation in your leather that won't go away. You can also put wax paper or parchment paper over the hem and then lay a book on top until the hems dry. The paper is so the book doesn't stick to your pants if any glue seeps out.

  • Rose S Rose S on Oct 07, 2012
    Thanks Mary, I didn't know that fabric glue could also glue leather. I will have to try and get some. :-)

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Oct 08, 2012
    Let me know how it turns out :-)

  • Rose S Rose S on Oct 12, 2012
    I haven't been able to find Ailene's washable and translucent fabric glue. Neither Walmart nor JoAnn's had it, so I'll have to keep searching. Will post it once I have them shortened. And it stays up. :-)

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Oct 12, 2012
    Have you seen any other fabric glue? Since you're hemming leather it doesn't have to be washable or transluent, just flexable.