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  1. Ive sanded the edges and am ready to start sewing. On the small parts that attach on the front of the bag should I go ahead and bevel and burnish the edges on those before I sew them onto the flap of the bag? I cant imagine how to burnish the edges on those once attached without marking up the surrounding area. Im wondering how much the look of the small parts will change and make them stick out from the rest of the bag. Since I cut them by hand I have to do somthing or they will look tacky.
  2. What kind of snap is that and where did you get them. All I’ve been able to find are standard line snaps.
  3. With leather this thick should I put inside to inside and do an exposed stitch or outside to outside then turn it back out?
  4. Yes 6-7 oz veg tan. I definitely should have thought about sanding. My cutting kinda looks like a 4 yr old with safety scissors.
  5. Working on my first real project. A saddle bag style purse bag. Im going to sew it on my cowboy outlaw. Question is before I begin to sew should I bevel the edges and or skive or shave the edges? Or to I mark my stitching groove stitch then do the edges?
  6. Hi there, Moulton, AL here. Im pretty new also.
  7. I just got my first pdf pattern. In process of putting onto stiffer backing. Question is when cutting out pattern should I cut exactly on the line or leave a little space for edges etc. never done this before and want to get started as right as possible. thank you chris
  8. Is it considered a 441 clone?
  9. Got my cowboy outlaw from mr Bob at Toledo this week. It come with the standard double toe foot and also single left and right. When do you use the single toe feet? What projects or circumstances would dictate changing to a single toe?
  10. Can anyone provide info on this machine and if it will be a good machine for med leather.
  11. I’ve noticed that on some projects the seams and stitches are on the outside like box stitched while others are stitched then the work is turned inside out so that the seam and stitches are hidden. Are there rules for when to use which or is it just what the maker likes or wants on a project? thank you chris
  12. I have a Seiko stw 8/consew 225. My first industrial type machine. I have some experience with lighter weight machines and I know there is a step to disengage the sewing mechanism while loading the bobbin with thread. I don’t see anything like that on the industrial machine. Am I missing something or does it just carry on even with nothing being sewn while loading a bobbin? Won’t that create tangles or other issues. Like dry firing a weapon or something?
  13. Interesting how you did your seams. Is that a specific kind of stitching? Or did it just happen that way. I’m very new and trying to learn. I’ve done one multi tool pouch but I’d be ashamed to post a pic of it lol. I think yours looks great. I was trying to learn to use a machine and trying to set up and adjust the machine all at the same time and obviously the seam ripper is not your friend when working with leather.
  14. I have a Seiko stw 8/consew 225. I’ve seen videos of machines using a roller foot. Could I put a roller foot on my machine and I guess more importantly why would I want or need to?
  15. Could someone help me identify this machine and tell me a little about it and if it would be good for med to heavy leather work.
  16. What is the range of needle and thread sizes on the cb outlaw? I know the info says comes with a spool of 277 thread but I don’t see the range options.
  17. What type motor does it have?
  18. Got that sorted out. Things are finally getting better.
  19. Just when I thought things were getting better I had a run of terrible stitches. I noticed that the thread had come off the bottom guide and the slack had allowed it to loop up above. I re threaded and did ok for a couple of runs then it happened again. When the lever comes down the thread gets really slack and the slack is letting it come off the lower disc. Im posting a couple of pics. Is the thread supposed to go behind the little notch in the opening on the lower disc? Or is the spring supposed to control this. Not sure what Im doing wrong.
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