The problem is that after I start sewing the bottom and side pieces together, the case stops fitting the camera.
When my stitching reaches the 2nd "corner" of the case, it starts to get real bunched up and the case no longer fits on the camera.
I have a feeling that it may be a combination of problems but I want to get some expert opinions before I re-cut some more leather.
I grooved the bottom of the side piece as well as the bottom plate of the leather 2mm from the edge, then I saddle-stitched the pieces together. I have a feeling that around the corners the stitches are supposed to be more loose?? But I don't know exactly how to do that without screwing up my stitches or creating big tangles and knots..
Other thing I think may be wrong is that while the bottom plate is cut to slightly larger than the actual camera dimension (About 2mm larger) I guess it needs even more sizing up?
Here's a test case I did that demonstrates the problem - the excess leather gets bunched up before stitching the last corner (forgive the roughness of it, it was just a general test)
Edited by paradoxbox, 03 March 2012 - 09:17 PM.