How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur

Author: Phyllis W. Schwebke,Margaret B. Krohn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0020119305
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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An explicit guide to preparing, sewing, and caring for leather, suede, and fur garments.


A Manual of Techniques
Author: Geoffrey West
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847973485
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Leather is a strong and versatile material, which is highly suitable for handicrafts. Anyone can learn the techniques of leatherworking, and with some basic tools and a little patience can produce articles that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Topics covered: Advice on selection of tools and different types of leather; Step-by-step instruction on the techniques of cutting, bevelling, burnishing, hand-stitching, carving, stamping and thronging; Tips on how to avoid common pitfalls; A range of interesting projects; Explanatory line-drawings and photographs throughout.

Sewing Leather Accessories

How to Make Custom Belts, Gloves, and Clutches
Author: Skills Institute Press,Choly Knight
Publisher: Design Originals
ISBN: 9781574216233
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 75
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Fine leather gloves, purses, and accessories are extremely expensive to purchase. Designer handbags from Louis Vutton, Gucci, or Chanel can cost four figures, or even more. Fashion enthusiasts who are looking to dress up their wardrobes with their own sense of style will love this book. It shows fashion-forward sewers how to enjoy the luxury of custom leather essentials without the custom price tag.

Leatherworking Handbook

A Practical Illustrated Sourcebook of Techniques and Projects
Author: Valerie Michael
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781844034741
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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"Projects include: belt, mask, purse, briefcase, wallet, shoulder bag"--Cover.

How To Make Holsters

Author: Al Stohlman
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 32
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HOLSTERS have played, and are still playing, a very important part in the history of man. And, since the making and manufacture of the first hand guns, methods for concealing, easier handling and carrying of these weapons have been devised. Trial and error being the surest way of improvement, holster making has now advanced to fill almost every need and requirement of the pistol user. Today, with the hundreds of Makes, Models, and barrel lengths of hand guns, it would be virtually impossible to reproduce holster patterns for each and every one into book form. The Holster Patterns presented in this book are a cross-section of a few of the most popular Makes and Models of the guns in use today; with alternate designs and added barrel lengths as space permits. Most of the Carving Designs presented can be altered for shorter, longer, or odd barrel lengths by adding or omitting a leaf, scroll, etc. The designs can also be used on similar holster patterns for other guns by “stretching” or “squeezing” the flowers, leaves, etc., to fit the confines of the border lines. With a little Imagination and Ingenuity, the Carving Designs in this book can be used on hundreds of holster patterns. Remember… the patterns shown will also fit many other similar makes and models of guns … too numerous to mention. The purpose of this book is to assist and instruct the craftsman in various methods of Holster Construction and Holster Pattern Making. Each phase is shown with clearly defined step-by-step photos and drawings. It is hoped that this book will aid the Self Taught Student, Instructor, and Professional Craftsman alike to further their knowledge of “How To Make Holsters” for Profit, Personal Satisfaction and Fun! A “special” thanks to my wife, Terry, who has devoted countless hours and painstaking effort to produce all of the photographs appearing in this book. Many thanks to Ralph Tiner . . . Sporting Goods Center, Hemet, Calif. … for his willing cooperation in supplying guns and information. Thanks to Lee Kelly, U. S. Forestry Service, and many other friends who have given unselfishly of their time and assistance. To the Leathercraftsman: Thanks for your patience in awaiting the first publication of “How To Make Holsters” .. . Many Happy Hours! Sincerely, Al Stohlman

The Geometry of Hand-Sewing

A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making
Author: Natalie Chanin
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351231
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play. In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also offers downloads for two stitching cards with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These printable cards can be used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.

Sewing for Beginners

A Step-By-Step Hand Sewing Book with Techniques on Stitching and So Much More for the Absolute Beginner
Author: Diana Hansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942915010
Category: Sewing
Page: 116
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Did you ever think you could have fun reading a book about learning how to sew? Diana Hansen's Sewing for Beginners is not only a book of step-by-step explanations and pictures teaching you how to repair and care for your clothes without a sewing machine, but you'll also find it full of "mommishness," witty candor, and down-home practicality. Who says learning has to be dull?

The Art of Couture Sewing

Author: Zoya Nudelman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1609018311
Category: Design
Page: 456
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The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as well as basic draping techniques are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and fine stitching with added sections on shisha, couching, eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette stitches. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing will inspire the design of high-quality garments using couture techniques. New to this edition ~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction ~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats ~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book Features ~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Vera Wang ~More than 1,300 color photos and illustrations

Alabama Stitch Book

Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
Author: Natalie Chanin,Stacie Stukin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781584796381
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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Includes 20 projects to make, designer and author demonstrates how she learned to sew and how she has learned that what she makes is important to the community where she grew up.

Complete Leatherwork

Easy Techniques and Over 20 Great Projects
Author: Katherine Pogson
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781843404842
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 159
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Offers instructions on creating fashion accessories and household products with leather, along with a list of essential tools and descriptions of techniques to use in order to mold the material.

The Art and Craft of Leather

Author: Maria Teresa Llado i Riba,Eva Pascual i Miró
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764160813
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Provides step-by-step instruction for leatherworking projects suitable for beginners, and also covers more advanced techniques, and includes information on tools, materials, and a glossary.


The Art of Repetition
Author: Simon Needham
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974651
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Written by an acknowledged expert, this invaluable book is aimed at archers of all levels, from those starting out in the sport to those taking part in competitions at the highest level. The author analyses shooting techniques and tuning, and also emphasizes the development of mental toughness; he argues that this goes hand in hand with the mastery of the physical aspects of the sport. This comprehensive guide to shooting covers: how to get started in archery, the costs involved, choosing and using equipment and the basics of shooting; setting up your equipment and initial tuning; the biomechanics of shooting; the tactics and preparation work involved in archery competitions; physical fitness, nutrition and psychology; arrow selection and preparation; making bowstrings; shooting techniques, improving performance and the fine-tuning of equipment.

Creative Bookbinding

Author: Pauline Johnson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137384
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to materials, equipment, papers, repair and preservation, many other topics. Over 600 photographs and diagrams illustrate step-by-step instructions. Introduction. Supply Sources.

Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories

Author: Elean Ho
Publisher: Design Originals
ISBN: 9781574217162
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 111
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Learn the art of creating elegant accessories from genuine leather with this inspiring guide. Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories shows you how to make classic handbags and accessories with a decidedly modern flair. Gifted fashion designer Ke Yi Lun shares 28 simple strategies for enhancing your wardrobe with fashion-forward luxuries at a fraction of what you'd pay in fine stores. Even if you've never tried leatherworking before, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is to make durable and sophisticated bags using these basic techniques. Gorgeous photographs, step-by-step diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions make it easy! Create a chic purse or shoulder bag to go with every outfit. Find fresh and fabulous ideas for satchels, hobos, messenger bags and totes. Learn to make chic and urbane accessories for every taste, including iPad holders, business card cases, coasters, key ring tabs and much more. Inside Handmade Leather Bags & Accessories you'll find: " How To Make Elegant Upscale Leather Bags " High-End Accessories Without the High-End Price Tag " Purses, Shoulder Bags, Satchels, Hobos, Messenger Bags and Totes " iPad Holders, Business Card Cases, Coasters and Key Ring Tabs " Step-by-Step Diagrams and Easy-to-Follow Instructions " Gorgeous, Inspiring Color Photographs