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The Secret Plans to My Leather Jacket Empire!

The Secret Plans to My Leather Jacket Empire!

I have spent the last 48 hours trying to put together an order form PDF for Himel Brothers Leather jackets.  Happily my procrastination has lead me down the garden path away from PDFs to my secret nerd compulsion for blueprints. I think back to my first set of plans that came in a tube:  20 […]

Finishing a Jacket: Keyhole Buttons and John Reece

Finishing a Jacket: Keyhole Buttons and John Reece

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-9I9iDe-70 The final step in the process for creating my A-1 jacket is the installation of the zippers and/or buttons.  This is the most serious part of the process because the jacket is now at its near completion and the most expensive part of the process if there is some kind of error.  So here […]

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 […]

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