After stitching

Inlay always looks better when it’s stitched.

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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4 Responses to After stitching

  1. Matthew Calitz says:

    Hi Lisa
    Found you on YouTube a few years ago and have used your videos to learn how to make boots. I’m now embarking on my first attempt. One question, how to attach pull on straps to the sides of the boot tops? Must one cut through the side seam?

    • customboots says:

      This is a difficult question because there are many styles of boot pulls, but I’m going to assume you’re asking about the style that goes over the top of the boot, down the side, then is fed through the boot to the inside and stitched down. What I do is cut a narrow U shape out of the middle of the pull (matching where the side seam on the boot is). Then I cut a slit on either side of the side seam and feed each leg of the U into and through their respective sides. This way the pull visually remains whole but it doesn’t require me to slice all the way across the existing side seam.

      • Matthew Calitz says:

        Thank you. After sending the message I found a video where you explain this, excellent 👍🏻
        I’m in South Africa and am trying a design which combines cowboy boot with the type of boot which our farmers typically wear.
        I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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