How To Care For Leather (Video)
Caring for leather isn’t as daunting as you’d guess. If you protect it beforehand (and regularly thereafter), treat spots right away, and clean leather as needed, it will last a long time and age beautifully. Here are leather care tips that are not only applicable when you’re sewing with leather, but also for store-bought items like leather jackets, leather purses and shoes, and leather accessories.
When you’re sewing with leather, depending on the condition of your hide, you might want to take it to a professional dry cleaner that specializes in leather care before you start to sew.
Once you’ve finished your project or you got something store-bought, the first thing you want to do is use a protector. You’ll want to use that protector at least once or twice a year, and same thing with the conditioner; that conditioner will keep your leather supple and will keep your finished project in great shape.
If you have a soil, you’ll want to use a spot cleaner just on the one individual area; and then for anything more major, take it back to the dry cleaner that specializes in leather care.