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.
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About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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