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Greetings, I'm thinking of making a cooking apron, which is made out of denim or canvas fabric, and line the bottom skirt of the apron with a 5 or 6 inches piece of leather. This piece of leather will run the whole width of the apron and serves as a decorative touch. Now my question is if I use pig hide as the leather of choice, can the apron be machine or hand wash? Pig hide is tougher than cow hide so I thought that maybe it can withstand the washing process. I am new to leathercraft and I'm trying to make 3 of these as Christmas presents so I would appreciate any pointers I can get. Thanks for your time, Quang
Hey folks ! Its been a while since posted any new items , ive been busy with getting married and moving in to a new apartment, and a few other things. My dad has been on to me since last year to make him a wallet , kind of joking...... but i can take a hint ! I finally bit the bullet and made him one , Im going to send it to him for fathers day , (he is in Ireland) The wallet is made form 2-3 oz leather for the cover the same for the card slots but skived down to 1-2 Cash slot is lined with pig skin split. Might i add is an absolute bitch to sand in the edges when there is 2 layers of pig in the middle ! The veg tan is dyed with tandy eco flow dark brown antique, followed by a coat of neatsfoot oil, followed by about 3 light coats of satin shene. and a good bit of buffing between coats. then i put it all together, stitched it , and sanded the edges before beveling and then on to burnishing which i did using the yellow saddle soap and my hand burnisher wrapped in denim. ( i really like the saddle soap for burnishing ) then i dyed the edges with dark brown pro oil dye, and sealed them with 3 light coats of resoline. Over all i think it turned out pretty good. Feel free to leave me your opinions good or bad , as i am still learning and i love the feed back ! Have a great day people and God bless !