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#1 LucM70

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

So as I said somewhere in the forum, I want to make a camera case/body armor similar to this :


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My question is : how is the bottom sewn at 90° to the sides ?
I have to mention that I'll be hand sewing this case.
Please help me because all I have tried so far only became a wobbly mess !

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Bevel the edges at 45, like a pictur frame and sew in the side, out the bottom, at least that's what I read in a Stohlman book, the art of making bags an cases, maybe in others too.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

You need to check out Al Stohlman's The Art of Making Leather Cases, vol.1 (Tandy, ebay, Amazon).....I believe it's a "must have" for everyone of us on this forum.
He even shows you how to make a camera case very similar to the one you are making.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

OK thanks for the tips.
I also found this guy on YouTube that is doing something similar.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

For a rigid case I would be molding the leather over a form and then baking it in the oven.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

That's definitely not the same as the picture you showed and what's up with his bangs?. The picture you showed is done with mitered edges and saddle stitched with a curved awl although you could get away with using a straight one too. As Rayban mentioned its in the Stohlman book, it is also in the "Art of handsewing book as well.

OK thanks for the tips.
I also found this guy on YouTube that is doing something similar.







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