Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket
Kenneth D. King walks through his process of choosing the type and placement of lacing that holds a leather yoke to fur.
I experimented with different materials and methods of lacing, to see which one would work best for this project. Several of the experiments were not what I wanted for the garment.
Next, I’ll cut the lower edge of the yoke (marked) with the pinked rotary cutter, then mark and punch the double row of holes that will join that edge to the fur.
This is a variation of something I learned in woodshop class in the eighth grade. It’s a technique you see on hand-tooled leather handbags from Mexico. The lacing will look like a sideways chainstitch. It’s called the double cordover.
1. With the lacing threaded into the flat lacing needle, also called a thonging needle (all available at Tandy Leather Company) make your first stitch. Then make another stitch.
2. Pull the stitches taut.
3. To begin, pass the needle underneath the first stitch and subsequent…
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