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How to Work Leather. Leather Working Techniques with Fun, Easy Projects. [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Jones
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Learn everything you need to get started with leather craft in one afternoon - even if you are a beginner!

Leather working is a satisfying and fun hobby. With this quick-start guide you'll discover how easy it is to make beautiful, creative gifts.

If you've ever wondered how to get started with leather working, or want to jump back into it, this book is a must.

Matt Jones takes you step-by-step through understanding the basics of leatherworking, to creating your first leather projects. The patterns are classic and hand drawn with details, including: leather bag, leather belt, leather purses and other timeless designs


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  • File Size: 1221 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00711ZM0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leather For Dummies.....Like Me February 10, 2012
By Kristie
Knowing absolutely nothing about leather, I dove into this book wondering if this could THE resource I could use when considering a leather project. It is! The advice is for someone like myself - tips on how to begin a leather project to keep discouragement at bay, including the weight and type of leather to choose, and the wisdom of buying a leather-making kit and much more....an invaluable guide to working with leather!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Leather Craft Book - How to Work Leather January 30, 2012
By Steve M
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This hobby has fascinated me since I was in the Scouts, years ago. But I'm a newbie in working with leather. This book gave me some great ideas, with step by step instruction. It really covers the whole process from buying leather to tooling, stitching and making projects. I'm looking forward to putting this teaching to work. I'm glad I found this to help me out.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Questionable Value August 27, 2012
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This is a short introduction to leather-working. After purchasing it, I found that simply watching YouTube videos and reading free information gave me much more information than this ebook. I was hoping for more illustration. You will be disappointed if you are any degree of visual learner.

The only upside to this is possibly taking it with me to a leathercraft store (assuming I remember my kindle).

Summary: if you already have an introductory leatherworking book, or are comfortable perusing the internet, skip this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not helpful July 12, 2013
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This book does not explain how to work with leather. It gives basic descriptions of some techniques but does not explain how to perform them. For example, Decorative stitching: It says "decorative stitching may be added." That's it! It doesn't tell you how or describe any steps or techniques.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good resource February 12, 2012
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I started working with leather years ago in elementary school. I ordered this book more to see the projects offered, which are great and easy to do, and as a bonus, with well written directions!
It was interesting to read the instructions on how to score your design with a craft knife - I've always used a leather knife. Not sure I would be able to use a craft knife that way either. I think a diagram of the layers of the skin of the leather would have helped the description of what you try to do when scoring the design on the top of the leather. Just my opinion though.
Would I suggest this book to others? Wholeheartedly!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your $4.99 January 21, 2013
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Disappointed with the contents, google and youtube will give you more information on how to work leather than this book. Save your $ 4.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good enough July 5, 2013
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Good enough for the price paid. Mostly very old, outdated content which is fine in some productive, creative crafts. Not a bad investment, and one more thing for my leather library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Working Leather Is Not Easy March 18, 2013
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I've got a lot of leather laying around and I haven't done much with it because I have found it a little hard to work with. This book is easy to understand and easy to read and has made "working with leather" much easier ... in fact I don't have much lying around any more and am looking for some resources for some more leather.

Good written publication, easy to understand, very informative.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Leather lacking info
Not as detailed as I expected. Not really much use to me.
Published 10 days ago by Reality Realtor
1.0 out of 5 stars Very short and very basic
short, vague, and lacking visual aid. googling would give you just about the same result. for very very basic noobs
Published 1 month ago by justin
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
Not worth wasting your time. No really valuable information. If you want a book that tells you everything you need to buy to work with leather go for it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by duckcommander1
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for beginners
There are many aspects to leatherworking: selection of materials, tools, techniques, styles...this volume gives you a taste of each subject. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike Brosnan
2.0 out of 5 stars meh...
Good info for someone who has never touched a leather tool, or been in a leather craft shop. Same info can be obtained in a 10 min conversation with a experienced leather worker,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Maggard
3.0 out of 5 stars It's alright
Good general knowledge stuff. Mostly written descriptions, and B&W drawings. No pictures. Worth what I paid for it. Good enough.
Published 8 months ago by Mike M
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic information, very few pictures and sketches
Good bathroom read to gain general knowledge. Lacks pictures and sketches, but the book is informative and has a broad spectrum on the topic.
Published 19 months ago by PussGravyFace
4.0 out of 5 stars exactly what i wanted
I wanted a reintroduction to leather working and that is exactly what I got! All of the basics are covered. Great reference!
Published 20 months ago by Andrew W
5.0 out of 5 stars Hobby or money maker
Let's face it, we all like to make things and work with our hands. This book tells you what you need to get started in a fun hobby. Read more
Published 20 months ago by David Basham
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