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Leatherworking Tips

  • Tech Tip: 4 Ways to Edge Finishing

    Tech Tip: 4 Ways to Edge Finishing

    Finishing your edges is what seals the deal on your project! It involves literally applying finishing agent, dye, wax or edge paint to create a barrier along your exposed seams and stop water from seeping in. There are various ways you can achieve beautiful...

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  • Tech Tip: Easy Guide on How to Stamp Leather

    Tech Tip: Easy Guide on How to Stamp Leather

    Stamping is simply using leather stamps that leaves three dimensional impression on veg tanned leather. Leather stamps can include patterns, numbers, letters and shapes in a range of sizes and styles. There is really no limit as to what you can...

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  • Tech Tip: The Ultimate Glue Guide

    Tech Tip: The Ultimate Glue Guide

    There are lots of reasons why you might want to join pieces of leather together using leather adhesive. You can glue leather for a permanent bond in place of sewing or temporarily tack pieces together while fastening hardware or sewing. They are...

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  • 5 Options for Cutting Leather

    5 Options for Cutting Leather

    There are many options available for leather cutting but knowing which one to use can be confusing. Overall knives and cutters all have their place in a crafter's toolbox and depends on what you are working on, you may simply prefer one tool...

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  • Start your project with MakerAid® Craft Kits

    Start your project with MakerAid® Craft Kits

    Start your project with MakerAid® Craft Kits! Everything you need is right out of the box. Wallets. Tote Bags. Card Case. Key Chain. Cut Shapes. We do it all! MakerAid® have the leathercraft kits for what you're into. Whether you’re hunting...

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  • How to Use Ivan Tabletop Lace Cutter

    How to Use Ivan Tabletop Lace Cutter

     Cutting leather laces or strips for braiding, lacing or fringes by hand maybe a time consuming task, especially when you need a larger amount to complete your project. There is a simple tool that can help you get through the material...

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  • Tips for Waxing Thread

    Tips for Waxing Thread

    Wax helps to reduce tangling, fraying and improve the glide of thread for hand sewing, and strengthen the durability of the stitches on finished product. Generally, any task that requires a little extra strength from your thread will benefit from using wax. You...

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  • How to Make Brogue Style Leather Goods

    How to Make Brogue Style Leather Goods

    Multi Round Punch is a heavy duty punch with various holes for creating intricate perforated patterns. It is used to make Brogue style shoes, bags, wallets, keychain, straps and so much more. As you handle and use your Multi Round...

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  • Pack in More Tools on Your Workbench

    Pack in More Tools on Your Workbench

    We know that every leather working professional travel from time to time to trade shows, exhibitions or move between workshop and studios. The best way to avoid damage your tools during the move is to use plenty of padding, but wait! There...

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