Turves09

Stitching placement and spacing

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Hey All, 

I am using a 4mm diamond tool for my stitching but i find that at times the holes don't line up at a corner or end of the stitch....4mm spacing then end up with 2mm etc....

is there a secrete to this? or do i need to consider the stitching spacing when designing templates etc???

Cheers

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Get a single tine chisel to go with your current chisel and adjust spacing of the last 1 or 2 holes so you won’t notice the slightly different spacing.

Gary

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As Gary says get a 1 tooth punch, or a 2 tooth one. Also, if you can get a set of 3mm punches.

Lets assume you are doing a simple item, sewing down one side round a curved corner, along the bottom, another corner and up the other side. With this I use my multi-tooth chisel to work from the top of the sides down to the corners, working alternately so there are the same number of stitches down each side. As I get close to the corners I use the single tooth punch to put a hole on the apex of the corner, then I see how the multi-tooth punch will make holes spacing back towards the side ones, I adjust the spacing using a 1-tooth or 2-tooth punch. Round the corners I use the multi-tooth from each corner towards the centre of the bottom, again working alternately so there are same number of stitches, as the two rows get close to the centre I check to see how the holes will fall. Then I use the 1-tooth or 2-tooth punches to adjust the spacing so any short or longer stitch falls about the centre of the bottom

hth

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Thanks Guys, thats great....i just have been starting at one end....will try that out on the next item..

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