Chestnut Leatherette

This material is a synthetic leather like fabric that is specifically made for laser cutting and engraving. It is versatile and flexible like leather, and offers stunning details when engraved and cut. It has a coloured front side with the leather-like texture, and a black fabric backing. Scroll down for more photos and information.

  • Maximum sheet size: 600mm x 300mm.
  • Maximum usable area: 595mm x 295mm.
  • Thickness: 1mm (± 10%).
    Good to know:
  • Contains no animal products (i.e. is 'vegan leather').
  • Suitable for a variety of projects e.g. DIY tassels, bangles, knotted pieces, wallets.
  • Doesn't have a strong odour when lasered (unlike true leather).
  • Cuts well and leaves a clean, smooth edge line* that shows the black fabric on the sides. Seems to handle fine detailed cuts quite well - however we typically recommend avoiding pieces thinner than 2mm for best results (i.e. no breakages).
  • Engraves really well and can hold fine details*. Engraving typically works best with a line width of 0.5mm or larger (thinner lines may not show up).
  • *This material doesn't have protective tape applied, so it can have light 'scorch' marks from the laser smoke. Cleaning with a baby wipe and/or mentholated spirits (on a soft cloth) works well to remove these marks.
  • Finished cut pieces seem to warp and flatten based on the humidity, so may not always lay completely flat.
  • Is difficult to capture colour correctly; allow for slight variation from monitor to reality.
  • Sample swatches available here.

Laser engraved and laser cut samples close up.

Laser engraved and laser cut samples.

Close up photo of the backing fabric.

Just want to buy the material sheets? Visit My Little Acrylic Shop.