How to Sew Leather Bracelets

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Leather Bracelets

Create a fashionable leather bracelet to add to your accessory collection.

Leather Bracelet Tutorial Materials

Materials to Sew a Leather Bracelet


Stitch Selection

  • Select decorative stitches that stitch back over the stitch a couple of times to make the stitching more prominent.
  • It is best not to select stitches that stitch close to each other or it may pierce the leather too many times.

Stitch Selection on BERNINA 570 QE

  • Stitch pattern 303 on the BERNINA 570 QE was used in this project.

Decorative Stitch Selection

  • Other stitch pattern suggestions are 301, 305, 308, 702, 709, 711


Attach Foot #52C

  • The BERNINA Zigzag foot with non-stick sole #52C is one of several non-stick feet available. They are designed for stitching on “difficult or sticky” materials such as microfiber fabrics, plastic, vinyl and leather.


BERNINA Zigzag foot with non-stick sole #52C

  • The special coating helps the feet slide over “sticky” materials, letting them move freely under the needle.
  • The Non-Stick Foot #52C is also perfect for stitching 9mm wide stitches on the leather straps for the bracelets.

BERNINA Foot #52

  • Stitch slowly to ensure that when the machine stitches back over a previous part of the stitch it will stitch into the same needle hole.
  • The B 570 DC motor gives great penetration power and has the ability to sew through the thickest of leathers.


Attach the Clasp

  • Select the clasp and slip it over the end of the leather strap.

Leather Bracelets-Stitch Selection

  • If the leather strap is too wide for the clasp use the buttonhole cutter with wooden block to cut the end of the leather the appropriate size.
  • Depending on the type of clasp used, a drop of leather glue may be needed to secure the clasp to the leather

Finished Leather Bracelet



9 thoughts on “How to Sew Leather Bracelets

    1. Depending on the type of decorative stitch you choose a leather needle would work. I found that if I used a leather needle and choose a stitch that would stitch back into the same needle hole several times the needle hole got larger than I wanted. I had no problems with the Cordonnet or Topstitch needle piercing the leather and it gave a good result. When looking for leather straps the ounce of the leather was not available, the strap was purchased according to the width. I found a 10mm wide or wider leather strap worked the best.

  1. Your project is great. I took kraft tex and made a bracelet with an embroidery design from my 880, please try it, it works so great and then used a slash for the end to lace through, so easy and nice. Joann

  2. Could you share a source for the clasp you used? The only one I found at my go-to marketplace Amazon had terrible reviews. Would love to try this, but want to be pleased with the results.

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