January 2011

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Finishing a Jacket: Hand Hammered Rivits, Zippers and Bits

Finishing a Jacket: Hand Hammered Rivits, Zippers and Bits

Now the last bunch of steps to making a leather jacket are the most complex.  Not because they involve a lot of stitching but because they require a lot of finesse.  The more time spent on a jacket and the farther along that you get, the more dangerous the cost of a mistake.  With leather […]

Making a Heron A-1: Sewing the Body, Sleeves and Collar

Making a Heron A-1: Sewing the Body, Sleeves and Collar

Once a jacket has been cut and all the pieces checked for quality, the assemblage of the body can commence.  Typically the seam allowance for a leather jacket is 3/8ths; this helps save on very expensive leather wastage.   Our jackets are sewn with two types of thread.  The inner seams are synthetic for strength […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather