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  1. This is the best leather edge paint hands down IMHO. I have no connection just a very pleased customer!
  2. Hi I'm about to start doing a couple vest for some family members using the Tandly leather vest pattern, my question is on the instruction it says "Be sure to allow at least 1/4"-1/2" extra on all edges to turn the leather for a finished edge..." so my question is does this mean for me to cut a half inch extra all the way around the pattern? or is the 1/4"-1/2" already included in the pattern?
  3. No not completely. Here are a few pictures
  4. The stitching around the clasp is nice it added a nice touch
  5. Thank you very much. That is who I contacted about the binder attatchment and they told me I'd have to tap the two holes for it to work
  6. You're always very helpful and I thank you a lot. I really appreciate you taking your time to help explain things to me
  7. Hi everyone I've been looking for a binder attatchment, but my machine does not have the 2 attatchment holes. I'm in South Carolina and have been searching where to find a mechanic who could maybe tap them for me but I have had no luck. Was wondering if anyone knew a mechanic here in SC or if they'd be willing to share their knowledge on how to do it myself. I consider myself pretty handy I just do not know the layout for the attatchment holes. My machine is a consew 227r
  8. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it
  9. Thank you for the help guys. It's mostly for the very top of the bag around the opening like on the totes I make for our boutique. Wouldn't never be really thick material. I stay in the 2-4 oz range.
  10. Can anyone point me in the right direction if there is even one for a binder attatchment for my consew 227r? I mostly do handbags and I could use one that will work with leather for certain bags. Thank you
  11. me either i seen them on etsy though so I kow its possible to get them covered without folds and creases on the corners
  12. yes the black plastic pieces come away from the frame. My wife wants it so I was looking for something chic
  13. Ok thank you. Then do I kinda stretch and glue it in place? Could you point me in the right direction of where I can buy preskived leather?
  14. My wife wants me to wrap and line one of these for her in leather I've never done it before and was wondering if anyone could help me out on the process. How do I get the leather around the corners without it creasing? I would really appreciate it. Thanks
  15. Hi does anyone here know where this type of bontex can be bought? Or is it just foam glued to bontex? Or could I glue foam to bontex/bag stiffener to make the samething found here? Thanks!
  16. Hi I'm new to the leather working world. Thanks to a lot of people on here pointing me in the right direction I finished my second item which I think turned out very well. My first was done on a machine I got off eBay that wouldn't sew leather correctly. After getting a new to me machine (consew227r) It gave me more confidence that it was a machine problem and not the operator. Please let me know what you think good or bad.
  17. Do you know if they make a zipper foot for the consew227r
  18. Yes I have the manual, I noticed in the manual the feed dog was supposed to raise 1.2-1.5mm for leather. After I raised the feed dogs it was stitching a lot better. I cleaned the bobbin spring and pulled out all kind of fuzzies from where the bobbin sits. Seemed to do the the trick, I will work with it a little more tomorrow. It's really my first machine, I've sewn a little on my mothers machine when I was younger so it's a learning experience. It can get a little frustrating. I really want to learn to service the machine myself if possible I do not know of any service men/women in my area. Thanks very much for all your help. I'm sure I will be back lol. I gotta try to figure out how to make a flat bed attachment for it. I am very happy that my top stitching just doesn't look like a line anymore. Is #69 thread what I should be using?
  19. This is what the stitching looks like....any ideas, I'm going mad here
  20. Im using these needles http://www.ebay.com/itm/400685785037?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=670231849975&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT and #69 bonded nylon thread. I am gonna make sure everything else is in working order as you suggested when I get to my shop. Thanks for helping me out
  21. Thanks for all the help. Is thread tension the only thing that would make the stitches not be uniform and nice looking? I've changed and changed and changed the tension top and the bobbin to no prevail. Sometimes it'll sew beautiful stitches for a little bit then it's right back to seeing the bobbin thread being pulled up into the top stitching holes
  22. Yes I have all the other pieces. I ordered the tension assembly. I do not know why it snapped off It looks to be bent though. I was wrapping the thread around the washer and it just fell off. Weirdest thing though, my bottom thread was coming up through the top piece of leather. It left just enough of the post to screw the tension knob back on against the washers. And my tension is where it needs to be. Stitches now look perfect!
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