Hi everyone! Well I made it up to Vermont. Beautiful weather up here right now. I’m still waiting for a box of stuff I shipped up, but for the most part I’m settled in. It’s been a long day today, so I thought I’d show you a quick youtube video on leather braiding. Now this type is called a 12 strand round plait.
They use it for whips, handles and lots of other decorative purposes. I myself could never learn how the hell they do this. It looks like it takes a long time to learn how to do it. But it sure is fun to watch someone else who does know how. So take a peek at this leather braiding youtube video and see a master at work!
Do you know how to braid leather? How does leather braiding stay on a leather jacket? What is leather braiding made from? Oh I suppose you want me to tell you huh? Hehe, well ok, I’ll let you know what leather braiding is all about. Now they also call it that when they braid a leather whip, but we are not talking about that type here.
What I’m talking about is leather braiding you find on a leather jacket, pants, shorts, saddle bags and all that other leather apparel and motorcycle gear. Leather braiding on a leather jacket can really make it look a lot better, as long as they don’t go to far with it. Often when they put leather fringe on a jacket they sew a leather braid over it so the fringe comes out under the braiding.
It makes it look a lot better that way. You can find leather braiding on just about everything made of leather. From leather jackets to every type of leather apparel, motorcycle gear bags such as saddle bags, even leather purses. So what kind of leather do they make leather braids out of?
Well most of the time it’s the most common types, like cowhide, buffalo and pigskin. They use the split leather so it’s smooth and uniform. They try to use leather that is thick and tough so it will not wear out too fast. A lot of belts are used with leather braiding. The leather is fully treated, just like a jacket. Continue reading Leather jacket braiding & how to braid leather