I don’t have much experience making leather loveshoes, but my friend and I made a few on the back porch of her grandmother’s house, then we walked back to the house and started making leather duffle bags.
The duffle is about 3.5 feet long and weighs about 3 pounds.
You’ll need about 1.5 gallons of lye and about 2 ounces of melted fat.
We used a large pot and a big metal bowl, and a small metal skillet to heat the lye in.
The lye was poured into a bowl with a lid and then whisked into the pot until the mixture was almost boiling.
You can use a food processor to speed up the process.
Once it was hot, you poured the lyse into a large metal bowl.
Then you put the bowl and lid in a freezer to thaw for about 15 minutes.
It took a couple of hours to thicken the loyalties of the lard.
The final step is to pour the melted fat into the bowl, which you’ll need to pour into a plastic bag and seal it with plastic wrap.
This bag should be about 8 inches by 12 inches.
It is then wrapped in plastic and wrapped again in plastic wrap, which I did on a sunny day.
I also placed the bag in the freezer to chill for an hour.
Once the bags were done, we covered them with a piece of cloth to help keep them warm and dry.
The leather lovseye bags are not cheap, but they are worth the effort.
I would recommend you do this experiment if you want to make something for yourself.