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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Thank you very much!
    Next I have marked the strap with a pricking iron to indicate where the stitch holes will be located and how the stitches will lay. Each hole will be pierced with the awl and saddle stitched by hand with waxed linen thread. The saddle stitch is the strongest method of stitching and cannot be replicated by machine. This stitch is achieved using one piece of thread with two needles that are both passed through each hole in sequence. This photo illustrates a strap before and after stitching.
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Here is one strap that I have sewn on my machine:
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    This one is sewn by hand
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    I really like the fun colors this goat leather comes in. It makes for a bright and happy strap.

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Here is a vintage style strap made from Horween Natural Chromexcel Horse Leather
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzardBrainLeatherWorks View Post
    Here is a vintage style strap made from Horween Natural Chromexcel Horse Leather
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    I do like the horween leather strap

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Here is a vintage style strap using a natural Olive Italian veg-tan leather I just got in.
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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    That's interesting and would look good on military watches


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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Very nice, where can i learn how to craft one of this for my self.

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Thanks Bryan00. Unfortunately there isn't anywhere online that teaches how to make watch straps really. It is just a lot of practice and trial and error. Leatherworker.net is a good forum to learn leathercrafting on. Good luck!

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    Here is an Elm Colored Italian Leather Vintage Style Strap

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    Re: Strap Journal - New to the watch strap game, but not new to leather work

    20mm tapered bridle padded strap for a member here:
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    And a couple wallets for fun:

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