The first thing to do is to choose the leather for sewing. It can be extruded or solid. Pressed leather short-lived, so you should prefer one-piece.
Awl. Select the awl is diamond shaped in cross-section, in order to repeat the section of a sewing needle. The awl should be sharp to the skin included easily, the fibers of the skin should slide and not be torn. You can make yourself an awl fine screwdriver, better than the Russian production. If you want you can sharpen the awl with a file medium grit, using the vise. It is desirable to finish the sharpening with a fine file so that the faces became smooth sewing.
Cut leather, comfortable Shoe with a knife, but you can make neat cuts and stationery.
To learn how to sew leather, you need patience and great desire.
Mark on the skin of the hole required for proshiva, you can use a metal ruler. On and on the other the pieces of skin from the edge at the same distance, made a small incision, the interval of 5 mm. For this purpose you can use the needle. Then with an awl pierce the final hole. At the same time, they are deployed relative to the axis of the future seam at an angle of about 30-45°. The angles of these holes must match on that in another piece of leather.
Take a needle with thread. Take the prepared pieces of leather and fold them so the holes match. The thread is better doubled, and its length count one-third longer than the expected length of the seam.
Flash the seam. If you decide to sew leather on the sewing machine, do it not pedal-operated and hands. If you are worried that parts will begin to spread when sewing, then this will protect you prior to bonding, and slightly better on the edges of details that then splices inside the product.
To start and finish sewing the skin it is necessary basting stitch. To do this, make 4 stitches, return to start and repeat stitches on the stitching. The seam will not be spread. Thread both sides of the joint contact node prizhivayutsya and pressed against the skin, they stick.
Patience, thoroughness, and you will succeed!