Monthly Archives: February 2021

“Lost Trades” podcast

Here’s a link to my interview on the “Lost Trades” podcast, hosted and created by Don Gonzales. https://losttradepodcast.com/lisa-sorrell-cowboy-boot-maker

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Choices and sugar

It was hard to decide if I should start on the Louvin Brothers shoes or the RBG shoes first, but I decided to delay gratification on the Louvin Brothers shoes just in case I have some more mistakes to learn … Continue reading

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Inseaming

“Inseaming” is sewing the welt to the boot through the insole. The sand-colored ostrich boots are both inseamed, one of the alligator boots is inseamed, the final alligator boot is waiting to be inseamed, and the waxed inseaming threads are … Continue reading

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I need a boss

At some point I need to stop making shoe uppers and actually make the shoes. But it doesn’t matter right now because I’m feeling better, so playtime is over and it’s time to go back to work on cowboy boots.

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Not sure who won

I am now weak as a newborn kitten and exhausted, but the boots are on the last. If you ever want a good fight, try lasting a pair of ostrich boots that decide they don’t wish to be lasted.

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Progress

I am genuinely so proud of myself right now. I ran into a small issue as I was putting these together. Instead of barreling ahead and hoping for the best because I had a deadline, I stopped before it was … Continue reading

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That’s a day

It’s an unsatisfactory place to stop, but I’ve done the difficult part (sewing in the hard counter) and now I must go enter orders and pack boxes.

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The process

It took me far too long to understand that if I wanted laying soles to be easy, without the threat of ugly gaps or places that wouldn’t stick, I needed to neatly prepare the boots leading up to that stage.

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Celebration!

I put these together completely in my head last night before I went to sleep, and in a historic first, I did not sew anything out of order this time. Please ignore the messy bench (I obviously am) and the … Continue reading

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