This new video shows the hand sewing of the front pocket of the bag and the strap holders on the sides. Fort he front pocket we have used a natural veg tanned leather as thread, while the strap holders on the sides have been hand sewn using a waxed thread. To be continued…

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In a previous post, we wrote and showed a short video about the process of cutting the leather using different techniques. This time we would like to tell you about the two main types of cutting dies that Spanish Leather Goods Manufacturers use in their Leather Workshops.

Regular Cutting Dies are intended for bulk production since they simplify the leather cutting process. It is recommended when there will be a consistent repetition of a product or a particular detail that will be present throughout the whole collection. The cost of regular cutting dies is not high, however getting the desired shapes and curves aer not always possible due to the semi-manual making process of these cutting dies.

Regular Leather Cutting Dies

Precision Cutting Dies are made by using CAD/CAM technology (the same technology used for making embossing stamps) It’s a 100% automatic and precise process. These cutting dies are more costly but it is the best option when the key word is “Precision”. By using these cutting dies you can get the exactly the desired diameter in a corner of a leather wallet or card holder, for example. Another very good feature of these cutting dies is that you can do several processes at the same time, such as cutting the leather and doing the creasing line on the credit cards compartments of a wallet, for example.

Precision Leather Cutting Dies

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As we wrote in a previous posts (A tool… A symbol , Past and Present… and Leather Thinning) , past and present coexist in leather goods workshops in Spain. Leather goods manufacturers in Andalusia (Spain) are still using traditional tools and, at the same time, are incorporating other innovations  in order to make the task lighter and easier. In this new category, we will write about traditional tools, how Spanish leather workers use them and how technology is being incorporated into this traditional industry.

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Posted on August 26th, 2011
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