Friday, June 13, 2014

The Corset Cuff for Leather Works



Last week I had the opportunity to teach at the CHA Canada Designers, Educators and Creative Professionals retreat in Ontario.  Metal Complex and our new Leather Works program sponsored the class.   These are the step by step instructions I created for the class.
This cuff class begins with veggie-tanned leather which is a popular tooling leather.  Your first step will be to cut your cuff to fit your wrist.
We are using special acrylic die to color your leather. This is a very unique and fast drying product designed to work with leather.
For the corset design to work you need the same number of eyelets placed on both edges of your cuff.  You can eyeball the placement and mark the spots you will need to punch with a pencil.
We have special hole punches for leather work.  Regular hole punches do not work.  We also have special eyelet setters.  I will demonstrate both tools to you in the class.
The leather we are working with is quite thin.  You can make the holes you will need to then sew your buttons/resin stones with your needle.  Then you will sew with embroidery thread.
You can line the inside of your cuff with felt to cover your stitching if you like.  I use Quik Grip glue for this.
Your last step will be to select your lace and finish your cuff.

CLASS DESIGNED BY CARMI CIMICATA FOR LEATHER WORKS

Products Used For Cuff
Leather – Metal Complex Leather Works
Faux Leather Lacing – Metal Complex
Tools:
Metal Complex Leather Scissors
LEATHER PUNCH
EYELET PLIER
GLOVER LEATHER NEEDLES #3
Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat and metal edged ruler
Other Tools:
Leather Dyes
BRUSHES
To Read:
Metal Complex Leather Works
Hands on Manual to Leather Crafting
To  Embellish:
Buttons and Dazzle-it Resin Stones
Embroidery Floss
Quik Grip Glue

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