Today we'll show you how you can make trendy leather patches with your laser.
You Will Need
- Genuine Leather (leftover or scrap pieces)
- Needle & Thread
Try using the 2" lens - you will achieve a homogeneous appearance of the engraving on larger surfaces.
Step 1: Import the Design
Have a go at creating your own design, or feel free to use the template we have provided. We used the relief mode to obtain two different colours on the material in the single engraving pass. This saves a lot of time. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters - note that these may vary depending on the machine you are using and its available laser power.
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
|Colour||Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First|
We recommend using the grayscale matrix to find the correct values for the relief mode.
Step 2: Laser Process - Leather
Place the leather piece into the laser machine and secure it using your adhesive tape. Ensure that the surface is as even as possible in order to get a consistent engraving effect. Now, engrave and cut the design. Remember, the parameters might vary depending on the machine you are using and its available laser power.
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
Step 3: Cleaning & Sewing
Remove your little leather patch from the engraving machine and clean it with a damp cloth (if necessary). Now, you can attach it to your jeans, jackets, hats, bags or anything you want with a simple needle and thread. It's that easy!
The sky is your only limit when creating patches with a laser machine. You can create a logo for a start-up company or even a patch for your local football club. Anything is possible. And, try personalising the patches to add an extra depth of value to your designs.