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  1. Yes sir, here is the first one I made Before and after
  2. Find a pair of boots that are different using a sharp razor knife, separate the sole from the upper art of the boot see the stitch line where the Toe of the boot is stitched to the boot itself? that is where you cut the boot in half at Use the eyelets to line up and keep straight the 2 boots. Sew the boots together Place the sole that you cut off on a sheet of paper and trace around it, make a mark where the toe was cut, Turn the sole 180 degrees and line up the marks for the toe cut subtract your stitch line, trace the sole. Here you have a decision to make. Make the purse the width of the boot or bump it out a little as you can see by my trace line , I bumped mine out fold your paper in half mark center. Draw your bump out on one half fold cut to make it the same take this and cut the pattern out set it on another paper, center it up make this pattern 1 1/2” larger all the way around mark center Cut your leather using this pattern Glue/ fold the edge to the line of the fist pattern you now have a piece of leather that is 3/4” larger than your pattern line I your center mark with the center stitch line on the heel of the back of the boot. Turn inside out and sew the bottom onto the boot tje rest is just adding a gusset. Like you do for any purse and advance strap.
  3. Oh. The toe of both boots sew them together then sew the tongue of the boots on. And make a change pouch
  4. Cut them up and make a funky purse
  5. What can you do with a funky old pair of boots?
  6. Dude has mad talents
  7. Have a project for ya make a purse out of old belts weave the belts together leave the buckles on See what you come up with, I am hitting the thrift store looking for $1.00 belts
  8. Vintage wood plane blade pteradactyl horn handle lol (Deer) my round blade sharp on 3 sides
  9. Yeppers, The machine was clinically dead and I rebuilt it, It was touch and go for awhile But it pulled through
  10. Are you snapping the rivet on the post with just your finger or are you using a hammer and set tool?
  11. HS, Every Friday is Mother’s Day here. You Aussies might call it Payday, we call it Mother’s Day, Collect from this Mother and Pay that Mother. Yes, Mother’s Day is in May some of us are old and slow, we need extra time I started my rose today, here is a sneaky peak and you will not get another till it is complete
  12. Mother’s Day is around the corner so I challenge all of you leather workers to make a rose for your Mom. Or who you call Mom, if you do not have a Mom then make a rose for a special person in your life No rules, make it anyway that you want, It does not have to be a traditional rose it is what ever your interpretation of a rose is This is for fun, I gave you an idea, run with it and post your results here lets see some beautiful art work!!!!!!!!!
  13. Back on track in all honesty, I have only used a weight to hold my pattern a few times I hold it down with my hand or hand and arm i have used regular cheapest you can buy masking tape, I do this for 2 reasons it works and it keeps my leather from stretching out and being “off” makes it easier to see a line to cut . I do not work on the finished side, I mark and cut on the back side
  14. Frodo

    Ohio travel bag

    Got an order in from strap works here is what I am talking about looks like this is a 3/4” strap adjuster
  15. In the message box, at the bottom is a button for smiley faces when ever I try and use one of the emojis I get a red line that says value added is not allowed or something to that effect why are there smiley faces if they are not allowed? My mind is boggled
  16. Pet Rocks!!!!!!! do they have names? ABSA. Nice looking art work!! Denver area??? Do you know how to river surf? ya wanna know?
  17. Buy a roll of 1.5” wide cheap masking tape Apply tape to the backside of your leather it will stop the dreaded stretch Lol. Never mind this thread is 3 years old
  18. The logo is not finished, I need some paint conceal Cary bag. It has a strap inside for a holster
  19. I am going to give up a little secret if you want to use lead and you are going to buy it find a plumbing supply store near you. Not a hardware store diddy bop into the store and ask for lead wool, now you can shape it any way you wish without using heat if they do not have in-stock tell them to order it from the warehouse
  20. Frodo

    Ohio travel bag

    I use the plastic ones for now tandy and the stecksstore have them for around $2.20
  21. Find some old car speakers and salvage the magnet, I use vinyl as my pattern material and magnets. Works great or buy a jar of BBs pour into a sock then cover with leather
  22. Love the white thread contrast excellant job!
  23. Ihttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082867028055&mibextid=ZbWKwL here is the business page for this product I think it I better than Tokonole, I burnished a piece of veg tan with my finger and smooth the back side of the veg tan
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