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How Do I Make My Leather Label?

If you want to make a leather label, you need to learn a lot about the various tools you need and how to use them. The type of tools depends on your budget, skill, and preference. At CBF, we offer the best custom leather labels and tags to fit your brand! Whether you need them for your business or personal use, our labels are of high quality; hence you can rest assured they will enhance your brand. We also have an excellent team that makes sure your design is outstanding and perfect.

Leather labels play a crucial role in marketing. They offer your brand and products a great look that suits various styles and designs, from rustic and casual to chic and elegant. These labels are essential for both small and large businesses.

We have a variety of leather options for you to cover all your products. You can get authentic leather patches, faux leather, and much more. Let us discuss some of the tools you may require and a step-by-step guide to make your custom leather label.

Tools You Need to Make Your Custom Leather Label:

1. Awl

An awl is a sharp-pointed metal that is used to mark the leather. It is mainly used for minor points like belt holes. You can also use it to make a mark out a sketch pattern template.

It comes with a single fixed edge or various edges to interchange. The edges can be diamond- or round-shaped. This tool makes different holes on your leather depending on your fit and your preference.

2. Chisels

Chisels are mainly used to make holes that you can use for stitching. You can also use it to make patterns on your leather since they come in different designs and sizes.

3. Cutting Boards

Cutting boards offer you a smooth surface where your blade can work, which enhances the cutting process.  Furthermore, they protect the edge of the blade from dulling.

4. Hand-Press

A hand press is a unique tool fitted with a lever. When you pull the lever, you generate the required force to cut the leather using riveting, metal dies, and embossing. As a result, this tool makes the process of working with leather much easier.

5. Knife

It would be best if you also had a specialized knife to cut the leather effectively. You may also use them to get your desired shape. Using modeling knives or specialized knives for cutting leather, you can have a cleaner cut, reduce leather wastage, and lead to a better final product.

These are not all the tools you require, but they are the bare essentials. It would help if you had other tools depending on the label design you want. You may need a leather dye, a leather thickness gauge, leather wax, a hammer, needles, rivets, rotary cutters, sewing machine, stamps, and strap cutters.

Make sure you assemble all the tools required to make the leather label you want.

Steps of Making a Custom Leather Label

1. Cut Labels.

First, you will use a knife or a rotary cutter to cut your leather into sizes. You need a powerful cutting tool to help you cut properly. It is recommended that you make many passes before cutting the leather to avoid damaging the leather.

2. Stamp Labels

Stamping labels depends on your preference. If you want to stamp designs or words on your design, it would be best to try on a piece.

Make sure your hammer is hard enough to make the right impression. Don’t let your hammer be too hard or too gentle. Practice until you obtain the correct pressure to get the design you need.

3. Punch Holes

Use your tool to make small holes on your label. These holes will enable you to sew in with ease. Make sure the holes are equal. These holes play a vital part in how your label will look.

4. Sew on Label

Use a needle and a thread to sew on the label. You can use any yarn, depending on your preference. Begin sewing below the label so that the beautiful and neat side appears on top of the label.

When you begin, ensure you leave a tail to enable you to knot after finishing. Tie a square knot to ensure it is safe. Trim the extra threads when you are done.

You must note some essential things when sewing your custom leather label: remember there is no repeating after sewing your leather, stick pins within the seam allowances to avoid permanent holes on faux or genuine leather. Don’t add any seam finishing; use a rotary cutter to cut a pattern piece a single piece at a time. Finally, use a new needle if you’re using faux or genuine leather and your stamp first before stamping your label.

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