I'm Mike and I'm 100% sure I'm the rookiest member on the forum. Before I type anything else, since this is my first post, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to all of you for sharing your time and knowledge. This forum has been a great resource.
I'm looking for some guidance on getting good stitches on a 1341 clone. I'm experimenting with #92 bonded nylon thread and size 18 and 19 needles (Organ DPX16DIA Ti coated) and a left zipper foot.
At this point I don't know if I have the tension balance wrong, I'm doing something else wrong, or if it's the natural behavior of the leather I'm practicing with (remember, I'm a newbie at this) but I am seeing the stitches looking kinda weird. Don't know how to describe it, but it's as if the needle pushes/pull the leather and creates domes around the stitches. I tried to capture this in the pictures, but it's hard. I know dark brown leather and black thread might not be the best combination to illustrate my concerns, but that's what I have at the moment.
I'd really appreciate your opinions, help and criticism. Left stitches on the pics were done with a 19 needle, right stitches with 18. Stitch length is set at #5 on my machine. I'm currently working on wallets.
Sorry if this was posted on the wrong side of the forum.