In order to provide leather with motifs, leather can be embroidered. But seams are an ornament in themselves if processed appropriately, and seams can be used to decorate leather with motifs.
Seams can divide leather into smaller pieces. This can be technically necessary in order to sensibly connect the seat surfaces of furniture or the sleeves of leather clothing with other sections.
To make use of leather cutting waste, smaller pieces of leather can be punched or cut into pieces and sewn to create larger patchwork areas. In this way, leather waste can be sensibly recycled.
Leather furniture decorated with seams.
Leather clothing is almost always decorated with seams. - Ostrich leather vest and kangaroo leather suit.
Stitched diamond patterns are a speciality in vehicle leathers. This design is called "diamond stitching".
Car leather upholstery can be decorated very differently with seams.
Seam design on a leather interior of a Bentley.
Seam-decorated biker wallet made of stingray leather and handbag in Moscow.
Handbag with diamond stitching and with crocodile look.
Leather panel design with decorative stitching.
Decorative stitching sample board of Leder Reinhardt.
Decorative seams of a leather handbag from the manufacturer Louis Vuitton.
Also a work of art: a leather wallet with crocodile embossing made entirely without seams.
A video about painting on leather, perforating leather, carving leather, embossing leather and several other methods to create motifs on leather.
More information on how to provide leather with designs
- Perforated leather
- Hole punching
- Embossed leather
- Carving leather
- Laser engraving - Laser cutting leather
- Leather imprint
- Formed leather
- Painting on leather
- Braided leather
- Leather tattoo
- Glued leather strips
- Leather etching & engraving
- Burning designs on leather