Category Archives: Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots

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I told my apprentice that I was going to take this example of 10 row stitching and show it to my students at the Penland School of Craft. She said, “You just want to show off and make them jealous.” … Continue reading

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Almost finished

I don’t have too much more work, and then these boots I made for myself in 2009 will be back on my feet.

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But I won’t be worried long

To my everlasting gratitude, the feathers floated down into exactly the right spot on the boot vamp. On both boots, too!

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Side seams are… side seamed

Tomorrow it will be time to put this pair of boots on the last.

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Progress

What comes next, you ask? First I’ll sew the sidewelt on the boot front panels, then I’ll stitch the side seams. I’ll trim the side seam and hammer it flat, sew the boot pulls onto the boots, then turn them. … Continue reading

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One more time, the other way

When you’re a cowboy boot maker, it’s not enough to create something beautiful. You have to be able to do it again–reversed.

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It Takes a Worried Man

Distortion is always a problem when you’re creating inlay into a curved piece of leather, and it still has to be stretched over the last. In other words, this boot is making me nervous and I won’t know if the … Continue reading

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