In the picture below there is the matching adjustable training leash, made using the same London tan leather cut 12 mm wide and solid brass light snap-hooks:
February 28, 2017
February 20, 2017
This is a saddle seat for a 1978 Piaggio Vespa Primavera 125. The original cover of this saddle (the exact model is Giuliani Yankee) was made in white leatherette, but my friend Luca wanted a black leather one, more suitable for his gunmetal Vespa.
After removing the original saddle cover from its frame I unstitched the parts that composed it and made cardboard models out of them. Then, I used the models to cut the new parts from sturdy black bovine leather 1.6 mm thick and started assembling them together.
Everything have been hand stitched with black linen thread, and every stitching line is in fact two parallel lines: one "inside", made on the flesh side of leather, and one outside, 4 mm away from the first line, to reinforce it and to keep in the correct place the leather abundances below. The seat part has been lined with closed cell neoprene, to keep as much as possible the rain away from the foam rubber below.
I will post more pictures of the making process in the next weeks.
February 13, 2017
This is a new leather jewel I have made in the past weeks: one inch wide, soft saddle seat leather on the outside and firmer vegetable tanned leather on the inside, in order to keep it in shape. It's custom made as it uses a stainless steel Chicago screw as fastening method and it's entirely handmade as every other item posted here.
February 7, 2017
This is a belt for man made in black leather mounting a 1" 1/4 wide stainless steel buckle with roller, entirely handmade as every other item I post here and made to measure for a friend who developed a nickel allergy in his forties.
Some details of the buckle and the oblique cut of the leather at the buckle end: