Bootmaking Intensive – Day 2

Day two! Today started with meeting Becca at Global Leather where I purchase a hide for my uppers. It is a black sheep veg tan which I’m quite excited about. The pattern pieces were cut and then the vamps were soaked, stretched, and left to dry overnight. Also the edges of the backs were skived (thinned out) in preparation for tomorrow’s assembly. The skiving machine is one of my new favorite things!

The linings were also cut from a soft black pigskin. The seams were joined first with rubber cement and then sewn. Tomorrow they’ll be joined to the uppers!

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