Monthly Archives: December 2018

Pulls

I finished stitching all three of my boot tops today and made the pulls for them.

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Top band

A decorative piece on the top of a cowboy boot is sometimes called a collar, but it can also be called a top band, which I prefer.

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Best of all, I’m through!

These make me happy. What’s that you say? The round flowers with all the little round inlays look like a pain to stitch? You’re right, but aren’t they pretty?

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Video interview

I was interviewed recently for a project about cowboy boots and cowboy boot makers. Handmade Boots

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Magic

Sometimes, when the magic happens, you create something so beautiful that it makes you happy just to look at it. That’s where I am with this boot top. Ignore the big flowers. They haven’t been stitched yet so they still … Continue reading

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Boot tops

Three sets of boot tops lined up and waiting to be stitched. Considering the fact that I didn’t get back into the shop until after five today, it may take me a while.

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Beading versus piping

Fabric wrapped around a cord is called piping; leather wrapped around a cord is called beading. I’ve put handmade beading at the tops of these boots. I like to use a delicate little cord and finely skive the leather, because … Continue reading

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