One way to ‘pin’ leather is with binder clips found in an office supply store.
Leather has grain like knit fabric. It is fairly stable on the lengthwise grain and stretchy on the widthwise grain. This is so that the animal can eat without discomfort.
Never use a short stitch length on leather. This will perforate the cloth and make it easy to tear.
To sew leather on a sewing machine, use a rolling, walking, or non-stick presser foot. Otherwise the leather will stick to the presser foot and twist the stitching.
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To hem leather, glue the cut edge of the hem about ½ inch from the crease. Press the hem up with your hand. Place wax paper between the layers of the garment so that the glue does not glue the layers together. Place the garment hem under weights, like heavy books, to set the hem until it dries.