Painting Leather Jackets

This tutorial takes you through how to transfer a design of your choice onto a leather jacket and then paint the design onto the jacket.

I made my designs for my jackets using Adobe Illustrator. However, feel free to free-hand draw your design or make your own designs in Adobe Illustrator or similar programs such GIMP, CorelDRAW, and others.

Approximate completion time: depends on the complexity of your design.

Materials & Tools Used

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Plywood / Shirt Insert

Birch Sanded Plywood: 1/4-in x 2-ft Birch Sanded Plywood
Shirt Inserts: TATYZ Cardboard Inserts

Fabric Tracing Paper

Dritz Wax-Free Assorted Tracing Paper:

Chalk Pencil

Dritz Sew Marking Pencils:

Ballpoint Pen

Zebra Pen Z-Grip Ballpoint Pen:

Cardstock Paper

Neenah Premium Cardstock:

Ballpoint Pen

Fine Detail Paint Brush:


Leather Jacket

Fahsyee Women’s Faux Leather Jackets:
FIRST WAY Women’s Faux Leather Jacket: