Ude af galleriet
Now I can draw the template. At the tip at the bottom of the vagina I put approx. 1.5 cm in length. In the lower part of the vagina I put approx. 8 mm on each side. I do this so that there is plenty of room for the blade - so it does not cut into the leather. At the top I put approx. 5 mm more on each side to make room for sewing and hanging. At the top I make two "wings" - more on that later.
Now I mark where I want the stitching. I have made a small piece of tool out of a piece of reindeer antlers, but you can also use a bolt iron or a compass. The distance from the edge of the leather is approx. 2.0 mm. The smaller the distance, the narrower the seam you get in the end. But it should not be too small - then you risk that it goes wrong when you have to fill the holes.
Before I can start sewing, the leather must be soaked. I lay the leather with the meat side up. That way you can see small bubbles that come when the leather sucks the water. When there are no more bubbles, the leather can not absorb more water. Typically, it should be soaked for approx. 10 minutes.