JeannieH

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About JeannieH

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    Valdosta, GA

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    leather bags
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    hand stitching leather, edge finishing leather, mastering walking foot machine
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  1. JeannieH

    Bell skiver problem

    Great thanks!
  2. JeannieH

    Bell skiver problem

    i have a consew skiving machine. For some reason when I skive, the cut parts come back up and under the foot! I cannot figure out why. Any ideas? It’s really causing me problems because it’s jamming up and pushing my roller down sometimes. I tried pulling the leather out each time I skive a piece...not sure what changed for it to be doing this.
  3. JeannieH

    Sewing round hidden magnetic snaps

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I’m sure I will try all of them to see which works best. I have one more problem. i have a consew skiving machine. For some reason when I skive, the cut parts come back up and under the foot! I cannot figure out why. Any ideas? It’s really causing me problems because it’s jamming up and pushing my roller down sometimes. I tried pulling the leather out each time I skive a piece...not sure what changed for it to be doing this.
  4. JeannieH

    Sewing round hidden magnetic snaps

    Thanks guys! I will give those things a try.!
  5. JeannieH

    Sewing round hidden magnetic snaps

    Well, I did do what is in the picture lol. But, I was with a saddlemaker/bag maker at the time and on his machine. Now that I’m alone I can’t get it like that anymore for some reason lol. I used a machine. I mostly use the sewing machine but I can hand sew a bit. I just thought maybe someone has a tip as to getting it consistent all the time. Like is there a certain foot that works best or should I place clockwise or counterclockwise...I have a silver pen but it doesn’t always come off so what’s a good marking utensil that I could use? Also, should I slice the area where the magnet will be a little so the strength isn’t too depleted from the leather thickness?
  6. Hello everyone. Is there a tip or trick for sewing the sew in hidden magnetic snap closures? I’m having trouble getting my stitching perfect. I will attach a picture of what I am trying to do. Thanks ahead! im putting them inside a leather bag. So I will have the lining and at the top chrome leather sewn at the top of the lining. This is where I want to put the sew in magnetic closure.
  7. Hi. Do you have any pebbled leather, I'm looking for orange, that is 4-5 ounce?
  8. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Thanks! I’ve actually seen this video before a while ago. It does work. I will try it again on the WC.
  9. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Ok I will check those things. Yes please post pics for me! Ok thanks. I won’t try wetting it anymore. Checking out that thread now!
  10. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Ok thanks that gives me some ideas!
  11. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Now it won’t move the leather..tried a 1 inch width piece. My knife was just sharpened yesterday so that is not an issue. Are there other adjustments I can try? I have the piece that rolls close as possible to the bell blade..the blade is close to the foot...what else?
  12. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Sonydaze im trying to get to 2-3 mm. I was wrong..it is 5 mm now. I just tried something. I dipped a piece of scrap in water then blotted it off..leather glides through now. So now I will play around and keep skiving until I get it thin enough. I saw something online about casing leather..so I thought maybe a quick dip would help..it did lol.
  13. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Ok yes please load a picture when you can. Thanks!
  14. JeannieH

    Skiving/splitting wickett 3mm leather

    Ok. Yes I know it is for skiving..that’s what I use it for normally. But I want to use the bridle leather I have for my strap...as trimming too. So I need a front label to stamp my logo on, two pieces to attach my o rings. I believe it is 3mm. So my pieces will only be about 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inch wide. currently it’s way too thick to do the trimmings. I have a skiving knife, but that’s not working out. I don’t have a manual splitter. All I have is the skiving machine.
  15. Hi. I have a consew dcs s4. I need to split some 3 mm wicket and Craig bridle leather to use for stamping my logo and making the holders for my d rings on a purse. Will this machine do this? If so, what adjustments do I need to make? I tried it and the leather only moves a little then stops.