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    Wallet making/bag making
  1. Hi There, Here is the video tutorial: I have used a thin baby calf veg tanned leather, I love this choice for small leather goods as I was looking for something sturdy but no too thick. As usual I stitched it with linen thread from fil au chinois in size 432 and used a Blanchard #8 pricking irons. You could go for smaller pricking iron and smaller thread but I quite like the authentic look of the fat stitching look gives to the product. Using natural veg tanned leather means the leather is going to age nicely and gain a nice patina... can't wait to see how... I will start using it from today and do another post in a couple of months so your guys can see the difference! Download patterns and watch videos on my website:
  2. The tools I use for leather work

    I think you are right, one can do with a fewer tools than that. The electric creasing iron is quite convenient but also very expensive, it can of course be replaced by a cheaper non electric creaser, veg tanned leather can even be creased with a cold iron...
  3. Hi there, I have made a video about the tools I use on a daily basis, in my own opinion you don't need so many make great leather goods. I have made a post on my blog about this if you want you can read it here: VIDEO LINK Share your thoughts and please pardon my not so good English I am French
  4. Hi fellow leather workers, Get 20% on all patterns using the coupon code DISCOUNT20 in my Etsy store
  5. Hi from Vietnam

    Thanks! I purchased it from Japan, unfortunately no vacuum deviced attached which can be problematic for big production but fine for small artisan workshop.
  6. My latest video tutorial is about corner stitching, I have made a horseshoe coin purse to demonstrate the technique. Patterns are available on HERE
  7. Hi from Vietnam

    I am using 1.3mm leather.
  8. Hi from Vietnam

  9. Hi There! The watch strap pattern bundle is now available. It includes 4 standard men sizes. 18/20/21/22mm lug, 18mm buckles for all. Check it out! Video tutorial below:
  10. Hi from Vietnam

    Hi, I am using box calf.
  11. Hi from Vietnam

  12. Hi from Vietnam

    Dyes are from Kenda Farben an Italian leather finishing product company. The dye is applied with a piece of foam.
  13. Hi from Vietnam

    Hi here is some of my work. These last few years I have mainly been into small leather goods and I have also recently launched a pattern store for the leather crafters (I am progressively adding more styles) and a Youtube channel. Cheers
  14. Hi all, I like to share with you a link to my Etsy store where I sell leather goods patterns. Most of my patterns are accompanied by free video tutorials that you will find on my youtube channel. Thanks! Alex
  15. Hi from Vietnam

    Hi everybody, I am new to this forum and been for 16 years a leather crafter. I am from France but living in Vietnam with my wife and kid for the last 10 years. I have co-founded a shoe and leather good business here in Saigon. Glad to learn and share what I know on this forum. Cheers, Alex