Category Archives: Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots

Testing looks good!

Test last for the cowboy boot shoes. I’ve always had some sort of innate ability to visualize how pattern pieces should be shaped and how they fit together–until I began making shoes. Shoe linings confound me. I am pleased to … Continue reading

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Leather Art

This is a demonstration of why a machine cannot duplicate what I do with leather, and why I have little use for a Bell Skiver or a computerized sewing machine. Work this fine can only be done by hand. That … Continue reading

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Something new

The easy part’s over nowAnd the hard part begins… Assuming my patterning is OK, because I don’t have much experience with patterning for shoes, this project will be an inlaid/overlaid pair of Oxfords made on a cowboy boot last.

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Amazing

My new printer printed three double-sided color copies of my catalog in a row without eating any paper AND stapled the edges too!

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It’s a Boot Life

In the pursuit of plugging everything in using the two outlets my 1967 building has graced my office area with, I spent most of the morning trying to run an extension cord behind my huge, heavy, not-going-move-it leather rack. This … Continue reading

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Vintage catalog

Someone sent me a vintage Jay Griffith catalog! It’s beautiful and I am laughing with delight while paging through it.

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It’s always something

The good news: These boots are ready to be side seamed and I have a new (to me) fully refurbished Straight Needle. The bad news: I’ve already sold my old Straight Needle and the new one is sitting at Dale’s … Continue reading

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Phoenix

Many boot makers use one tongue shape and it’s one of the defining and recognizable features of their boots. I have a tongue shape I use most often but once in a while I like to switch it up, so … Continue reading

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Checks are for old people

I still occasionally use checks (I know, I’m old) and I ran out, so I designed a new picture check for myself.

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Wings and feathers

I stitched all the wings and feathers, but I still have to add the top band. I’ll leave that for tomorrow–I’ll need something to do then, right?

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