Introduction: Suede Leather Saddle
After wrapping my handlebars in leather I wanted to have my saddle in the same material. I had a broken saddle that came with the bike so I started with it.
I used suede leather from an old jacket that I had laying around.
-Plastic wrap foil
Step 1: Removing the Old Leather
I started with removing the old leather as carefully as possible, trying not to damage the foam underneath.
I then proceeded to remove any glue remains with some sticker remover and a rag.
Step 2: Placing the Plastic Foil.
I placed a coat of plastic wrapping oil around the saddle for water protection.
I attached this in place with clothespins before gluing it in place with some superglue.
I finished with removing the exceeding foil with a scalpel.
Step 3: Cutting the Leather
1. I cut out a rough shape.
2. I placed it on the saddle with clothespins.
3. Tracing the outline in the leather.
4. Using a compass to make a 1 cm wide bleed.
5. Cutting out the final shape.
I thought I had cut off too much from the tip but it ended to be the perfect size.
Step 4: Glueing the Leather
I began with placing the leather on the saddle with clothespins to make sure it would fit. Part by part, I removed a few clothespins and applied contact glue on the leather and the plastic of the saddle. After 10 minutes I would attach it to each other and go the next part. Some parts will need an overlap, try to tighten it as much as possible.
At the tip, I had very much wrinkles at the bottom which you don't see from the top.
After the gluing was complete I sprayed leather protection on it an put it back on my bike.
ps: If anyone knows how to make suede leather water-repellent, let me know!
Participated in the
Glue & Tape Speed Challenge