Blog — Leatherworking Tools

Floral Designs and Knife Work

Floral Designs and Knife Work

In last month’s post we received a request to dive a little deeper into the use of knife work and floral designs, no pun intended. At Texas Saddlery we love showcasing our work and are happy to provide some tricks of the leather crafting trade. Below are some tips on how to get started and how to perfect your skills.

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How to Craft a Coaster

How to Craft a Coaster

For the last tutorial in our “how-to” series, we’re providing you with instructions on how to design a leather coaster. Though coasters may not be high on your priority list, we think they’re a great way to practice design and detail skills, and can add a great accent to your home decor! Keep reading for our tips, but also feel free to get creative and explore designs that you enjoy!

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How to Craft a Leather Keychain

How to Craft a Leather Keychain

In this and the next few posts, we’ll dive into particular projects to start off your leather crafting. We’ll help with the how-to’s of getting started, tips to make the project easier, and then you’ll be on your way!

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How to Thin Leather

How to Thin Leather

Depending on the type of item you decide to create first, you may need to master certain skills. Projects where you intend to fold or sew your leather may require you to thin the leather first. Thinning, or skiving, is the process of removing layers of leather from the flesh side of the hide leaving it flexible and soft.

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