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Moccasin boot hybrids - old meets new (traditional buckskin woodland footwear, with a modern twist..) This is an article I wrote for a magazine around this time last year, re-posted for those who haven't yet seen it, anyone who has expressed an interest in how they were made having seen them on a course or on my social media images and anyone who likes looking at bluebells!

Moccasin boot hybrids - old meets new (traditional buckskin woodland footwear, with a modern twist..)

As an amateur designer and maker of home-made clothing and equipment, my holy grail has always been footwear. To look at a modern pair of training shoes for example, with a view to replicating them befuddles my brain beyond belief. Even a standard pair of leather boots seems to combine an unbelievable number of highly developed skills to stitch, shape and join the leather, rubber and metal in order to make something we all take for granted. The humble pair of boots has to fulfil an extraordinary task for which they are not given enough credit. They must be light in weight to ease the load for your weary legs but at the same time, strong enough to support our feeble 21stcentury feet.

How to Make Moccasins - DIY – MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Learn how to make your own moccasins with this step-by-step instructional guide.

How to Make Moccasins - DIY – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

September 16, 2013 Edited By Abigail R. Gehring Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than the eminently useful, full-color guide, Back to Basics (Skyhorse Publishing, 2008). How to make the pattern for leather Indian Moccasins 1-5. How to make moccasins. Materials and equipment Leather Moose, elk and deer hides are recommended.

How to make moccasins

They are softer and stretchier than other leather like cowhide and pig suede. Deer is thinner than moose and elk but it is easier to do the gathering stitch. Commercially tanned leather has a rough and smooth side and you can put either on the outside of the moccasin. How to Make Moccasins. The most comfortable moccasins in the world… This last summer Wilderness Youth Project took a group of teenagers on a trip up the coast experiencing elements of survival such as sleeping in a debris hut, making fire by friction and eating wild edibles.

How to Make Moccasins

One of our most popular activities was going through the entire process of brain tanning a deer hide and then making something from the leather. It took much persistence from all the participants to complete three skins but when the smoking was done we had three beautiful hides to work with. Some of us made medicine pouches or wallets but most of us made moccasins custom made to fit our feet. They are literally: the most comfortable moccasins in the world and will fit your foot like a glove! How to make moccasins out of leather - - Yahoo Video Search Results. Making Moccasins! With full How-To...

The Cast: A WifeA Husband The Scene: A Livingroom, Sunday evening.

Making Moccasins! With full How-To...

The wife is spread out on the sofa, the TV is running, but she doesn't seem to be paying attention to the program at all. 4 Ways to Make Moccasins. Steps Method 1 of 4: Making Your Template Moccasins Step 1.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video1Find a paper grocery bag and cut it open so that it is at its largest possible surface area.

4 Ways to Make Moccasins

You need to surface of the paper bag to be large enough to trace both of your feet. Ad Moccasins Step 2.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video2Take a pen or pencil and trace your left foot with a seam allowance of about 1/8 of an inch. Moccasins Step 3.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video3Keep your foot on the paper and trace your fingers straight down from the high inside arch of your foot, marking dots where they connect to the paper.

Moccasins Step 8.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video8Cut the entire triangle out. Method 2 of 4: Transferring Your Template Moccasins Step 9.360p.mp4- Watch a 10 second video1Take a large piece of leather at least 20 inches (50.8 cm) by 16 inches (40.6 cm) and trace the entire triangular left foot template on the inside of the leather using a pencil. Body tricks home hacks. Sewing on Leather Tutorial - 8 Claws and A Paw Embroidery Fonts. Leather can be a tricky material to sew on.

Sewing on Leather Tutorial - 8 Claws and A Paw Embroidery Fonts

As I gave it a shot this evening I quickly encountered a few of those problems. For my first attempt I decided to try a hem. The first problem I noticed was that the standard sewing foot was not allowing leather to slide freely and was causing the leather to bunch up as I sewed. Since that didn’t work I tried what any hot blooded person would do. I ripped the stitches out and did the exact same thing again.

So I went back to the drawing board. So I reached deeper into my bag of tricks. When she wasn’t quite sure, I searched the internet. Seeing as I had neither and all of the stores are closed. Myriam's Leather Work. Create Your Own Leather Texture Using Filters. In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a leather texture from scratch using Photoshop filters.

Create Your Own Leather Texture Using Filters

Create a new file with a white background. Set the foreground and background color to black and white by pressing D. Click Filter > Texture > Stained Glass. Create new layer and fill it with white. How to make a raised design on a leather cover. I've realized that I speak the typical "tutorial dialect" when being filmed.

How to make a raised design on a leather cover

I'm sorry for this :) It really is a difficult thing to just be myself when a camera is going. I guess it might be from still being teased about being a silly kid on home videos from eons ago :) Anyway...hopefully, I can get past my fear of the camera and liven it up a bit. Here's the new video on doing a raised design on a leather book cover. Part two will be published tomorrow. Part Two may be seen here There are several ways to do your design underneath. Madewell's Transport Tote & A Project Of My Own. There’s the transport tote, and then there’s this cheaper, “me-made” version.

Madewell's Transport Tote & A Project Of My Own

Hear me out! Madewell’s best-loved rugged tote is worth its cost of $168 in leather and in labor. Sewing with leather requires more steps in the preparation and making of the bag than if it were a vinyl, nylon, woven or knit. Leathercraft - How To Make a Custom Wet-Molded Leather Knife Sheath Tutorial. Making the Knife Sheath Pattern 1) Start by tracing around the knife to make a paper pattern, allowing 1/2-3/4 inch or so extra for stitching.

You can just trace the knife on the leather, but if you make a mistake, it is going to be expensive. For the sheath in the picture, make two separate patterns for the top and bottom of the knife, since this sheath is made in two pieces which are sewn together all the way around. You also need a smaller piece for the welt – this is a thin curved section that is sewn along the edge of the sheath that comes in contact with the knife blade so that the blade doesn’t cut through the stitching. NorthCoast Knives Tutorials: Leather Sheath. La Bricoleuse - Tutorial: Leather straps and edge-binding. Since we're rolling up into Opening Week (which means we only have work if there's any last-minute crises on the "holy crap fix this by tonight" scale), we're doing a week of tutorial presentations, where anyone with a particular field of specialty does a little how-to demo, limited to about 20 minutes.

I can't cover a wide range of leatherworking info in 20 minutes, so i'm going to focus on two topics that are most likely to come up in craft builds--making straps and edging things with a leather binding. Because i've not taught this particular topic before, i thought i'd write up my info in a Tutorial post here as a way of practicing it and getting my thoughts in order.

Recommended Tools Fig. 1. Holster Making Tutorial. Magic Braided Leather Tutorial. Seriously this tutorial is magic. I’ve been wanting to share it with you for about a year now, but it’s taken me so long to sit down & figure out the best way to explain myself.

See, I discovered how to do this while mindlessly watching an episode of House. My mother-in-law has a rad purse from the ’70s or so; it’s leather with a very cool handle. Parts of the handle are braided & parts are smooth. I thought it was just insanely cool how the handle was braided with closed ends!! I’ll be sharing this today on KSL’s Studio 5! (of course the pattern pieces above aren’t the same, I was just too lazy to take a supplies pic that was practically the same as this one. hope you’ll forgive me.)

Leather Carving Basics Page 1. LEATHER: Tutorials, Textures, Brushes, Patterns, Icons, Wallpapers and More. Basics in Leatherworking. Leather is an amazingly strong and durable material. If properly taken care of, leather can last significantly longer than vinyl and when the item is discarded it will biodegrade in a relatively short amount of time. Leatherworking uses slightly different tools and techniques than your average sewing project but is not significantly more difficult. Leathercraft Tutorials and Videos. Leatherworking Tutorials » Leathercraft-Projects.com. Leatherworking tutorial: making leather celtic pouch. Tutorials. Tips, tutorials and inspiration for making leather goods.

A Nice Overview of Making Watch Straps This Making of a Watch Strap article on watchtime.com is a great overview of not only making straps but also how leather is layered together on the ‘face’ and back sides. Author Mark Bernado also covers edging and the long process to great finished edges. It’s exactly how we finish edges and the 15+ step process is quite involved. The results however speak for themselves. Western Leather Academy Award winning saddlemaker and French native, Pedro Pedrini does amazing work in custom high end saddles. Pedro also teaches several courses in saddlemaking in Maryville, CA (about 1 hour north of Sacramento) which range from a full 10 week course to single day affairs. A Compendium of Leatherworking Tutorials » Leathercraft-Projects.com.

Leatherworking is a fascinating (and potentially lucrative) hobby that almost anyone can do. Using Backgrounder in Leatherwork ~ Leathercraft Tutorial ~ Basics of Leather Craft. Free Tutorials. Free Tutorials The following links are to pages within sites that provide free tutorials: