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    Chap yoke

    Thank you
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    Chap yoke

    I am looking at making a pair of chaps for myself. I have made them for my daughter in the past, but I would like the heavier veg tanned leather yoke on mine. Hers were horsemanship chaps with the lighter yoke out of the same leather as the chaps. I do not do this often enough to warrant buying a different machine. Made the others on an old singer 15-91. So... Is there ANY way to do this without an industrial machine? Or are there places that rent them or time on them? Thank you for the help
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    chap yoke

    I have a singer 99-15. I used it several years ago to make horseshow chaps for my daughter. (suede). Worked beautifully. Unfortunately, since we kept feeding her, she has continued to grow. I need to make a new pair, but she would like to have the carved leather yoke on the top. Would this machine have any hope of doing that?
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    Occasionally Making Western Show Chaps

    yes, it is the one w/ the potted motor. And yes the post is tons of help. I'll probably ask tons more questions if it's ok once I get to actually sewing. I think I"m going to fit a muslin pair to her first. Even making them myself the things are going to be too expensive to screw up. I haven't bought a pattern yet, do you have any recommendations? and how is the fringe handled- just cut in or is it added on from a separate piece of material? I am assuming the pattern will give me a yardage or square footage estimate as well and the leather shop will help me translate that into the number or part of hide i would need?
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    Occasionally Making Western Show Chaps

    Thank you for the reply I have a singer 15-91 for quilting, will it do for occasional use to make these things (I am talking one pair a year tops- i am hoping to get every other year out of them). I know everyone here wants me to have a dedicated leather machine but it isn't happening for this.
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    Machine For Western Horsemanship Show Chaps

    which old singer does she use? there are so many...
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    Occasionally Making Western Show Chaps

    I have to place zippers in them unfortunately
  8. If someone could help I would appreciate it. I am looking to make my daughters horsemanship chaps for showing. I have no plans/interest in doing any kind of other leatherwork beyond potentially some lightweight applique on the horsemanship shirts as well. The chaps would be the heaviest thing going and they will not be everyday work chaps. The entire reason for me doing it in the first place is she is growing like a weed and doesn't show that heavily, so I don't want to be forking out regularly for custom made show chaps, cost is an issue. Other show moms keep telling me they make their own on their home machines, but the one I quilt on will croak, it can barely do what it does now. So I need to know if the older singers can really do this kind of work? What kind of machine should I be looking for? I know it has been beaten to death, I have looked at the forums but you are talking way over my head for the most part. I am just starting to try and get a feel for what I will need to be doing. Need to learn about the different leathers too, so any advice there would be appreciated as well. A good number of the moms use ultrasuede but the idea kind of makes me shudder....
  9. If someone could help I would appreciate it. I am looking to make my daughters horsemanship chaps for showing. I have no plans/interest in doing any kind of other leatherwork beyond potentially some lightweight applique on the horsemanship shirts as well. The chaps would be the heaviest thing going and they will not be everyday work chaps. The entire reason for me doing it in the first place is she is growing like a weed and doesn't show that heavily, so I don't want to be forking out regularly for custom made show chaps, cost is an issue. Other show moms keep telling me they make their own on their home machines, but the one I quilt on will croak, it can barely do what it does now. So I need to know if the older singers can really do this kind of work? What kind of machine should I be looking for? I know it has been beaten to death, I have looked at the forums but you are talking way over my head for the most part. I am just starting to try and get a feel for what I will need to be doing. Need to learn about the different leathers too, so any advice there would be appreciated as well. A good number of the moms use ultrasuede but the idea kind of makes me shudder....