Making of Jackets by The Leather Jacketer
Our six steps process has stood the test of time and ensures that the jacket you take home will last you a lifetime.
We hire designers who are experts in their line of work to create the patterns used in the production of the garments. Computers grade the designs using government anthropometric tables that assign sizes based on body height and weight. The computer then creates patterns of varying sizes from the original design.
The tanned leather is placed on moving tables called cutting spreaders. Despite the fact that cutting multiple layers of fabric with modern machinery is possible, our experts prefer to cut one layer at a time. On top of it, the pattern is applied to the leather provided and approved by our designers. This is accomplished in one of two ways: Tissue paper patterns are pinned to the leather, and tailor’s chalk is also sometimes used to create the pattern. The fabric goes from the spreading table to the cutting table where our workers cut the leather by hand ensuring that each piece is cut to perfection without damaging the skin. The lining material of the jacket is cut in the same way.
Assembly of the jackets
Our expert tailors work hard to ensure that each jacket is made up of sewn care and precision, lining up the design carefully. The jackets are sewn and assembled in this way: The sides are sewn to the back, the underarm seams are stitched together, and the sleeves are sewn to the armholes. The finishing touches like collars, cuffs, buttonholes, buttons, zippers, and pockets are determined by the jacket’s design. Patch pockets are sewn onto the side pieces before they are stitched to the back portion, and side pockets are sewn in at the same time that the sides are attached to the back. Before being attached to each piece, the lining material is typically sewn onto the jacket.
Molding and Pressing
Numerous pressing techniques, such as application of heat, steaming, and blocking, are used to complete the jacket’s transformation from animal skins to articles of fashion. Buck presses with gauges and controls are used to control the amount of steam and pressure when making bomber or blazer jackets. The jackets have a distinct shape due to this reason. Curved blocks are positioned around the collars and cuffs after heat has been applied to make sure that they do not stiffen up and are comfortable for the wearer. After the blocks are removed, the cuffs and collars continue to be curved.
Each jacket is carefully inspected by our inspection team before leaving the factory floor. Our team checks every detail on each jacket to make sure there is no odd marks or disruption of design on the jackets. The finished jackets are sent ahead to be sold.