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...
If you are like me you love carrying around with you note book everywhere you go to note down ideas, sketch your next leather project or simply write things you need to remember. My favorite size for note books is 5.5" x 3.5" as it is not too big and not to small, it can fit in a pocket and is easy to carry in a bag without adding unwanted weight... Since I am always using this size for my books, I thought it would worth it to make a leather cover with something to hold the pen and a few...
How to prep a brand new stitching clam I have just this brand new clam from the carpenter, I have given him an original Blanchard clam and asked him to copy it. I am showing you in the video below how to prep it, it always feels better to handle tools that you have personalized to your taste rather than the new ones straight from the store. Support me on PatreonList of tools and material used in this video: • Linseed oil• Some veg tanned leather• NT utility knife (these are great!)• 600 grit sand paper