Tutorials, guides and techniques used to make leather items. See how items are crafted by hand.
All items are 100% hand stitched from start to finish using a traditional method of stitching known as saddle-stitching. No machines involved.
Saddle-stitching uses two needles and one long run of thread to produce an even slant on both sides of the leather.
This is a unique method of stitching unique to leatherworking, and produces the strongest known stitch that cannot be replicated by machines.
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Burnishing has the effect of smoothing down the fuzzy edges of a leather item, sealing and protecting it from further fraying.
This is done by rubbing a piece of wood, canvas or denim on the edge until it “burnishes”, producing a glassy look and smooth feel.