Leathercrafting

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  1. fraggler

    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    So, I got into watch building/modding due to the watch thread which led me to wanting to make my own leather watchbands. I'm still working on getting professional looking results, but I have already gone from watch bands to watch pouches, wallets, belts, and soon bags. I traded wire braiding for saddlestitching as my zen crafting activity. Recognizing that there are dedicated forums for leathercraft, I wondered if anyone here was into it, interested in it, etc.

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    ergopower Almost "Made"

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    I really like quality leather stuff. I bought a leather watch strap off Etsy a couple months ago, same style as the one in your pic that matches the belt. Really nice, not at all comparable to the Chinese leather straps on Amazon or wherever. Those are all some extremely thin leather fascia over a synthetic backer and they look & feel like poop.

    Cruise around through Drop - they have a number of leather goods from small producers that might give you some ideas.
     

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