“Oh poot!”…well I think that is what I said…
Turning the shoe the right way round is always a nightmare, but this time using leather that was old and weary probably wasn’t clever. This stuff had been in a damp shed that froze every winter. I oiled,it hence the dark colour, to try and get it back to a useable quality. The leather, when I started was nearer the colour of the table top.
Luckily I have a half hide of better quality leather that has stayed in my attic. I shall start again tonight.
This time I think I will do a front seam, that should stop it tearing, and make it easier to turn. It will be a shoe similar to these.