Leather Sewing: 8 New Projects for Leather Crafters of All Levels

Schiffer Craft. Nov. 2022. 112p. ISBN 9780764364990. $27.99. Crafts
Germany-based journalist/biologist Bothe’s excellent guide to leather crafting ranges from detailed tools lists to careful explanations of techniques, and he lays out a clear path for the beginning crafter. While he makes clear that it takes an investment to buy all the materials a newbie leather crafter needs, he also offers options that will help crafters decide how much they want to spend on the hobby. The book starts with a comprehensive introduction to basic techniques, followed by detailed texts explaining each project, enhanced by step-by-step photos. The book’s eight leather projects are each categorized as either beginner, intermediate, or expert. There’s also a helpful list of additional leather-crafting resources, although some of them are in the author’s native German and may not be accessible to all readers. This is also true of the list of manufacturers and distributors, which is nearly exclusively sourced from Germany.
VERDICT A good choice for readers who enjoy exploring new crafts or those merely curious about leatherwork.
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