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About leatherworks64

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    Collector. NSW.
  • Interests
    leatherwork. metalwork.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    none - I do a bit of this and a bit of that, as the mood strikes me.
  • Interested in learning about
    anything to do with working leather
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    surfing the net
  1. bitten by the boot bug

    Hi Jake There was a book published back in the seventies titled "The Make-It-Yourself Shoe Book" by Christine Lewis Clark, that has very good instructions on how to make shoes, boots, moccasins and sandals without a last. I recently discovered that copies are available from various secondhand book websites such as AbeBooks.com and Bookfinder.com. Some copies are reasonably priced, while some are way overpriced. But it is definitely a book worth having. I have owned my copy since I bought it new some forty years ago. It is the only handmade shoe book that I have read, that has a section on making a foam-lined insole. That is worth the price of the book alone. It makes the shoes very comfortable to wear. I even use that insole technique when making a pair of mocs from a Tandy pattern. Regards
  2. Looking For A Roll Top Backpack Template

    The basics of a rolltop backpack are pretty simple. The pattern is a boxed bottom tote bag with extra height added for the top to be rolled. Add front and side pockets of any size and shape that you like, and attach back straps to reinforced section of the back. For anyone who has convinced themselves that they can't make patterns, a boxed bottom tote is the ideal starting point, 'cos all you do is draw straight lines, having first decided on the bag's finished dimensions plus seam allowance. There are heaps and heaps of free tote bag patterns and tutorials on the net, and at least three different ways of boxing the bottoms. Most of them are for fabric, of course, but most can be adapted for leather quite simply. A good place to start is to Google "canvas and leather tote bag patterns". A lot of the links go to Pinterest sites, and they are all full of pins of links to tutorials, patterns and photos. Unfortunately, these days, if you want to browse Pinterest sites, you have to join, first. Personally, I have found it worthwhile as a source of instruction and inspiration.
  3. Crush Crush

    I have purchased from crushcrush and found them very good to deal with.