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bikermutt07 posted a topic in How Do I Do That?Title says it all. This is a super simple leather edging machine for strap goods. Please slap foreheads in silence and enjoy.
Hi everyone! I'm having some trouble with my right-angle edge binder, which I'm using with my Juki DNU-1541. I've been trying to sew 2oz binding leather onto 4 or 5 oz leather, and it periodically fails to catch the binding leather on the back side (it's wrapping more around the front than the back). I was unable to put in the feed dog that came with the binder set- I can't get the original feed dog unscrewed.. I had assumed it wouldn't make a big difference because the feed dogs look very similar, but could this explain my problem? Or perhaps the mouth of the binder isn't wide enough? I'd love some tips on how to fix this! Thanks!
Char posted a topic in Purses, Wallets, Belts and Miscellaneous Pocket ItemsHi guys, I've been teaching myself to make handbags, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It's all trial-and-error, and learning off the internet. One thing I'd like to do is bind the edges of my bags with leather. I bought a binder attachment for my machine, but I had no luck with that. It wouldn't feed consistently, and I had a lot of trouble getting the binding to stay right along the edge of the bag. I also tried glueing the binding along the edge before sewing, which was slightly more successful, but not the professional look I was hoping for. Which is the best method? I'd appreciate any tips, so I can stop ruining leather trying.. Do you use any particular type or weight of leather? Most of what I was trying was probably 3oz.. I was wondering if it's a bit thick and too soft? I've looked at other people's bags and they seem to manage it with similar leather. And maybe it works best on thin edges? I was trying it on 2 layers of 3oz. I am able to skive pieces down if necessary, and was wondering if thinner but a bit firmer would be best.. my most successful attempt was a bit firmer. hmm... :/ Here's a bag I made, and I really want to make something similar with binding along the flap, and possibly on the side seams. Is that too much of a curve, or is it possible? (it's a pretty tiny bag- like 7" wide) Thank you!