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Fellow Leather Craftsmen,  I would like to introduce today a very satisfying and traditional stitching method: Box stitching and Butt stitching! I guess it is true to say that we see this technique being used less nowadays due to the industrialisation of our craft. Yep, as far as I know, no machine is capable to do this! But remember the camera cases of the elders, those vintage leather hat boxes with handle etc... this technique was used in the past, and sometimes even on widely produced goods! At this day and age we see fake box stitching or fake butt stitching on some of...

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hand stitching, leather watch pouch making, watch case, watch leather accessories -

Fellow leather craftsmen,  In this video I am showing you how to make the simple soft leather watch pouch shown on the picture.  For this project I decided to use really soft leather as I want to be able to slip in and out easily watches of different size. My choice was lamb outside for its soft touch and nicely tight grain and pig skin inside for its very light weight and low cost.  I have used a 0.4mm waxed polyester thread that pairs nicely with the number 8 pricking iron and stitched 2.5mm from the edge.  Notice the little...

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