The Art of Making Leather Cases

  • Filename: the-art-of-making-leather-cases.
  • ISBN: 1892214938
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 124
  • Author: Al Stohlman
  • Publisher:

Instructions for making medium size leather cases including attache, Bible, briefcase , bowling ball and many more.

Leatherworking Handbook

  • Filename: leatherworking-handbook.
  • ISBN: 1844034747
  • Release Date: 2006-08-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Valerie Michael
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

"Projects include: belt, mask, purse, briefcase, wallet, shoulder bag"--Cover.

How to Sew Leather Suede Fur

  • Filename: how-to-sew-leather-suede-fur.
  • ISBN: 9780020119302
  • Release Date: 1974-02-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Phyllis W. Schwebke
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

An explicit guide to preparing, sewing, and caring for leather, suede, and fur garments.

The Art of Leather Inlay and Overlay

  • Filename: the-art-of-leather-inlay-and-overlay.
  • ISBN: 0764351214
  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Lisa Sorrell
  • Publisher:

More than 470 color photos bring in-depth detail to this comprehensive look at the almost forgotten decorative art of leather inlay and overlay. Leather is an often-overlooked textile, with very little documentation on its tools and techniques, and this guide fills a crucial gap for the aspiring leatherworker. These skills have historically been passed along orally, and the book begins with a brief introduction of the cowboy boot, since thisis the discipline that s become a repository for the art of leatherinlay and overlay. Learn what these decorative methods can bring to your work with details on the tools and machinery needed, and clear explanations of the techniques. Also covered are the history of leather inlay and overlay, choosing the best leather, how to pattern and create leather art, and basic sewingmachine maintenance. The book finishes with anillustrated, step-by-step guide to three leather projects."

Handmade Leather Bags Accessories

  • Filename: handmade-leather-bags-accessories.
  • ISBN: 157421716X
  • Release Date: 2013-11-01
  • Number of pages: 111
  • Author: Elean Ho
  • Publisher: Design Originals

Learn the art of creating elegant accessories from genuine leather with this inspiring guide. Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories shows you how to make classic handbags and accessories with a decidedly modern flair. Gifted fashion designer Ke Yi Lun shares 28 simple strategies for enhancing your wardrobe with fashion-forward luxuries at a fraction of what you'd pay in fine stores. Even if you've never tried leatherworking before, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is to make durable and sophisticated bags using these basic techniques. Gorgeous photographs, step-by-step diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions make it easy! Create a chic purse or shoulder bag to go with every outfit. Find fresh and fabulous ideas for satchels, hobos, messenger bags and totes. Learn to make chic and urbane accessories for every taste, including iPad holders, business card cases, coasters, key ring tabs and much more. Inside Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories you'll find: " How To Make Elegant Upscale Leather Bags " High-End Accessories Without the High-End Price Tag " Purses, Shoulder Bags, Satchels, Hobos, Messenger Bags and Totes " iPad Holders, Business Card Cases, Coasters and Key Ring Tabs " Step-by-Step Diagrams and Easy-to-Follow Instructions " Gorgeous, Inspiring Color Photographs

Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-rawhide-and-leather-braiding.
  • ISBN: 0870331612
  • Release Date: 1972
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Bruce Grant
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

The Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding is the definitive work on the subject and results from the late Bruce Grants many years of interest and experience as a braider and writer on the subject. It combines most of the material published in Leather Braiding and How to Make Cowboy Horse Gear with a mass of completely new material. The books more than 350 illustrations are arranged so that the step-by-step instructions face the picture being described, making it very easy to follow. While the book is primarily for those interested in leathercraft, in nearly all cases the methods of braiding are applicable to many other materials, such as silk, cotton, plastic, catgut, or horsehair. Braidwork takes many forms, and its applications are practical as well as decorative. The combination of beauty and utility lends itself to an array of itemspersonal gear or clothing, working or show gear for a horse, decoration of plain, carved, or tooled leather work. Truly a book to be used as well as read, Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding provides all the information needed for this satisfying pastime.

Sewing Basics

  • Filename: sewing-basics.
  • ISBN: 1741967503
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Sandra Bardwell
  • Publisher: Murdoch

Few people learn to sew from their mothers anymore but many would love to master this skill. This text presents a guide to sewing at home, making sewing accessible for all. It covers fabrics, sewing machines, hand sewing, fitting, finishing, trouble-shooting and more.

Making Leather Knife Sheaths Volume 3

  • Filename: making-leather-knife-sheaths-volume-3.
  • ISBN: 0764350226
  • Release Date: 2016-04-28
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: David Hlter
  • Publisher:

This book shows how a welted leather sheath for a fixed blade is designed and constructed. It explains the basic principles and introduces variants executed in different ways. The reader can learn through these projects and use these techniques to create their own designs. This volume teaches a welted sheath design with both a separate Mexican loop and a snap fastener. Each step, from the first sketch to the final leather treatment, is explained comprehensibly through words and images. You will also find a template for each sheath. A general introduction to materials and tools rounds off this volume.

Making Leather Handbags and Other Stylish Accessories

  • Filename: making-leather-handbags-and-other-stylish-accessories.
  • ISBN: 1592530761
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Ellen Goldstein-Lynch
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers

For anyone who feels she can never have too many handbags, this book is for you. Crafters, sewers, and lovers of handbags and leather goods are invited to take a one-on-one course in handbag and accessory construction and design with this new title. Written by three accomplished professors from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, this book takes a fun approach to fashionable designs that are not only beautiful but also simple to create. Learn to construct fabulous handbags as well as other related accessories including cell phone cases, eyeglass cases, a belt and belt bag, wallets, an agenda book cover, and a cosmetic case. All projects are made from garment weight leathers and can be created on a typical home sewing machine. Numerous photos, step-by-step illustrations, and, best of all, insiderÆs tips for constructing these pieces and customizing the patterns to your own personal style are included.

Merchant Mills Sewing Book

  • Filename: merchant-mills-sewing-book.
  • ISBN: 9781910231012
  • Release Date: 2014-05-07
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Carolyn Denham
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books

Keep it simple and do it well. The Merchant & Mills Sewing Book contains fifteen step-by-step projects aimed at guiding you gently but firmly through the basics of sewing. Each project you make from this book will be stylish, but above all, useful. Part I of the book presents a fundamental overview on the art of sewing, the tools and materials you will need and homegrown tips on essential good practice. In Part II, seasoned dressmaker Carolyn Denham leads you step by step through fifteen achievable projects, each building on the skills gained as you progress through the book. First, equip your sewing room with practical items you never knew you needed, such as a Tailor's Ham, Sleeve Roll and an Ironing Board Cover (essential items for good pressing practice), a Hussif (the ever ready portable sewing kit) and a Maker's Apron (utilitarian chic for good workers). Then go on to use your new sewing skills to make cushions, throws and bags before progressing on to garments with the Tailored Shawl and Fisherman's Top, using the paper patterns provided in the back of the book. Make them all and you will be a very capable dressmaker with a raft of functional, beautiful, handmade goods.

Handbag Workshop

  • Filename: handbag-workshop.
  • ISBN: 1621137775
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Anna M. Mazur
  • Publisher: Taunton Press

This is a highly illustrated collection of 18 varied, stylish handbag designs. It uses an impressive range of materials, including leather, suede, alligator, and snakeskin (lookalikes and genuine). It is suitable for beginner and more advanced sewers, with step-by-step instructions throughout. From chic wristlets to functional carryalls (and everything in between), each project includes easy-to-follow instructions, a pattern template and detailed photos. All the sewing basics readers need are provided, but a range of patterns cater to all abilities. Stylish designs and step-by-step instructions make this the must-have guide to crafting your own unique, fashionable arm-wear.


  • Filename: leathercrafted.
  • ISBN: 9781440241673
  • Release Date: 2015-07-16
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Caitlin McNamara Sullivan
  • Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."

Leather accessories with a modern twist! Step aside, traditional tooled leather--there's a new game in town. Caitlin McNamara Sullivan of Moxie and Oliver teaches you how to cut, punch, sew and rivet leather into one-of-a-kind accessories. Start small with a simple keychain, then build up to a belt, a wallet, phone case, messenger bag, and more! Along the way, you'll learn the secrets behind the bold, decorative designs that give these pieces their modern edge. With a focus on trendy embellishments and detailed instructions to keep you on track, LeatherCrafted is your guide to creating fashionable leather accessories--one project at a time!

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