Stitching on red leather

As a rule, red leather is one of my least favorite colors to stitch on, but I am really pleased with these colors and how they look on the finished boot tops.

IMG_8067.jpgIMG_8068.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beading

Fabric wrapped around a cord is called piping; leather wrapped around a cord is called beading.
Here’s a front and back view of the beading on a cowboy boot top and the reliefs I cut into the beading so it will curve smoothly.
IMG_8064.jpg
Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Buck-stitched wingtip

Toe wrinkles and a buck-stitched wingtip were my Sunday afternoon fun
Toe wrinkles: a backing is glued onto the back of the vamp (foot leather) and then evenly-spaced lines are stitched through vamp and backing. A hook or eye end of a long fat needle is inserted between vamp and lining, through the spaces between the stitching, and a thick cord is pulled through each space.
Buck-stitching: narrow strip of leather passed up and down through leather to create the appearance of a decorative seam
Wingtip: decorative, additional piece on the toe
IMG_8066.jpg
Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Skiving

Skiving on my handy-dandy marble lazy susan

IMG_8063.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Treats!

It appears I have a reputation. A client stopped by this morning and brought me this. ❤
Guthrie friends: if you need an after lunch treat, please stop by and help me with these while they’re still fresh and yummy!
IMG_8062.jpg
Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Layer by layer

It always feels good to have that first heel layer on. Tomorrow I’ll keep adding layers until I have the correct heel heights on these boots.

IMG_8057.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a start

Today I finished fitting a last, created the boot top pattern, and drew the design.

IMG_8055.jpg

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment