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artisan interview, maker interview, Vladimir Petrov -

 Brief Introduction of yourself and the company  AM: Please tell us a bit about yourself, your previous professional experience, where did you learn the trade how you got into it and where are you located? VP: My name is Vladimir Petrov, I’m from Serbia but for last almost 20 years I’m living in Oslo, Norway. My professional life is pretty colourful, I have a decade long experience with different printing techniques and desktop publishing and more than two decades as a programmer, IT architect and manager. 6 years ago I found the peace in leather working. I may say I...

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box stitching, butt stitching, hand stitching, leather craft tutorial, video tutorial, whisky flask -

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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leather, leather tutorial, leather work, making a card holder, maroquinerie, wet molding leather -

Fellow leather craftsmen,  The video tutorial  at the bottom of this page is showing you how to make a wet molded card holder, in fact, I made a new one, if you are following the Youtube channel you may have seen the first one I did for a similar item but I did carelessly omit to shoot the molding stage, sorry about this indeed (this was one of the first video I made :\)... I have fixed this mistake by doing a new video tutorial showing how to make another card holder with a new design (hey, I am not going to...

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leather, leathercraft tutorial, making a zipper pouch, zipper pouch templates -

Hi there! Today I have made a zipper pouch and thought it could be useful to make a video about it to show the zipper corner assembling technique. Positioning correctly the zip is these rounded corners can be very annoying to do when you do not know how to do it.  Hope this video will be helpful to you guys!  The acrylic templates are available in the store and I have included a mold to deal with the zipper assembly. Get them here.Enjoy!

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