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Leather working, leathercraft. Beginners friendly.

Leather working, leathercraft

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/r/Leatherworking

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How did you start?

I really want to get into leather working, especially in terms of making things like harnesses and bdsm related gear, but I don’t know where to start. How did you all start leather working, and what should I do to begin? What tools and supplies do I need and where is a good place to get them?

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2024/04/15
21:10 UTC

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Shoe Build Update: Part 7

Shaping the shoe and pulling back the toe:

I used some veg tanned leather for the lasting boards. Stamped the logo on for that nice touch. Then I evenly shaped the upper around the last and nailed it all in place. Once shaped, I rolled back to toe, nailing down only the toe liner again!

Next, we’ll put in some work on getting the toes dialed in! . . . Igwe Leather Goods has no affiliation with Nike! This is also not an official release or collaboration with Nike! My custom shoe reconstructions are my personal creative expressions of art!

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2024/04/15
12:54 UTC

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Leather work table

I'm looking for a new leather working table and I am considering getting granite / quartz kitchen island for my workshop. I'm looking for both function (counter height ergonomics, granite top for skiving) and form (something attractive, willing to spend a little $ to get something nice for years to come).

I wanted to ask the community, what do you use? Anything you particularly love? (also giving a chance for folks to post show off their workshops because I love that kind of thing :)

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2024/04/15
04:13 UTC

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Brand matters! Save your time and money with antiques and resists!

After getting a swivel knife for my birthday, I’ve been foraying into tooling, and therefore using antiques and resists. I picked up an Eco-Flo antique gel from Tandy and the Fiebings Pro Resist thinking it would work out like I had seen online… Not so. The antique totally passed through the resist and didn’t wipe off easily, darkening my leather.

After spending time digging around online and watching YouTube videos of people actually using antiques and resists, I found out that to get that proper effect they were using Fiebings antique paste which comes in the jar along with the Pro Resist.

Lo and behold, I go back and buy a jar of the stuff and it works like magic.

So for anyone who needs a rec, skip the Eco-Flo!! It does NOT work the same, and it’s about the same price as Fiebings.

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2024/04/15
03:18 UTC

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Just a little note/drawing pad for the wife. It looks blue here, but it's purple goat skin with silver leaf embelishments.

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2024/04/14
22:01 UTC

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looking for trifold wallet with a card pocket in front

my partner uses an old nike wallet exactly like the picture and only wants another trifold wallet with the external card holder and i can’t find anything like it

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2024/04/14
21:37 UTC

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Made this for my daughter’s graduation cap

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2024/04/14
16:09 UTC

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Renew leather couch color?

Hi all, my tan top grain leather couch is aging and I have a lot of natural light that has made my tan couch look very dull. Yearly I give it a clean either with saddle soap and Bick conditioner or Bick cleaner and Bick conditioner. I'm hoping someone can reccomend something to get some of the richness of the tan/light brown color back. I've seen dyes but I'm not keen on trusting random amazon reviews. Any reccomendations for a product to help bring some color back in would be much appreciated.

Also, I know there are a number of furniture care subs but I always find better leather advice here.

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2024/04/14
05:08 UTC

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how to transfer pattern from fabric to leather, details see description

i started by making a vest from some linen i got lying around and now want to transfer the pattern to the leather, but i got no really good idea on how to do that, so id like some tips, how you would tackle this problem. its 2mm soft leather (not hardened) its gonna end up as a vest with leather sewed on top of the linen with parts of the linen showing in between and on the edges.

6 Comments
2024/04/13
22:57 UTC

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Getting great quality leather stamps from 3D printers

2 Comments
2024/04/13
12:25 UTC

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Question about getting materials

For the last year or so I’ve been gathering shoes whose soles have come off and old footballs to harvest the leather, is this a viable method or do y’all recomend just buying leather sheets.(never done leather working before, I just thought it would be kick-ass to have a custom art bag)

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2024/04/13
07:53 UTC

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Painting suede?

Hi all. I got a suede jacket that I intend to paint on the back of. I’ve seen various recommendations online for paints including just using acrylics? I was wondering if there’s any particular paints leather workers actually recommend (rather than random diy websites). I would like to preserve the nap of the suede and not have my design be super shiny/crusty, and acrylics seem like they’d just kind of be a disaster when brushing the textured surface. Dyes seem like a better option to avoid that issue, but I’m worried about them being too bleed-y. I have fabric paint but it needs to be set with an iron.

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2024/04/12
18:55 UTC

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Does anybody have experience with leather doctors product line?

Have been looking into there products for a project of mine has anybody worked with the companies products in the past? Are they as good as they seem?

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2024/04/12
03:01 UTC

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How to remove an embossed logo from leather gloves?

7 Comments
2024/04/11
18:34 UTC

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