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  1. I have sewn a seat cover and the lighter leather colour under the top colour is showing between the stitches, Does anyone have an idea what's happening here please. Picture attached it explains it better. Many thanks
  2. Thickness is approx .056" (1.42mm) and 32"x20" straight sided
  3. Can you advise the best option for stretching please?
  4. Maybe cow hide cant be stretched? its not thick enough for a belt HS, so thick belt leather stretching may be different to cow hide stretching. Maybe I posted in the wrong forum but I do appreciate all your inputs.. All the best
  5. Here is the other side, quite soft leather
  6. Hope these help. Cow hide.Thanks cant seem to upload the reverse side picture
  7. Hi, Thickness is approx .056" 1.42mm and 32"x20" I don't know how tanned or kind, I'm not that experienced, the leather was given to me
  8. Hi, Is it possible to stretch pieces cut from a leather hide, only needs stretching about 1/2". Steam maybe or will it shrink back to original size? Thanks
  9. Hi all, I changed the needle to a tri point and the stitch holes have improved. I think the rogue stitch was because I was lifting the needle at the corner to get into the right spot. Many thanks
  10. Piping has not been requested. I will check out the needle options you all mention and report back. I see that a standard point needle is also ok for leather as long as its a bigger size
  11. The ticket number is 25 Tex number 120 not sure about the V number. Thanks for the link
  12. Thank you, I will try both. I am also getting a rogue stitch on the inside corner and not sure why. I have attached a couple of pictures, the seam stitch showing the leather underneath the colour and the rogue inside corner stitch Any help is much appreciated. Many thanks
  13. Hi, I have a problem with top stitching leather around corners where by the leather seems to have a slight tare so the leather shows through the colour, I think its the needle point shape causing it but not sure. I was wondering if anyone could advise on a better needle shape to use. I am currently using Schmetz 37:20AX1 nm:130 Size 21. 135x16RTW. DPx16 LR Many thanks
  14. Hi, I have an industrial Brother LS2-B837 which sews good but only if the top tension is very high. The bobbin tension very smooth and not tight at all and even if I slacken the bottom tension more it makes no difference. If the top tension is slackened to a reasonable amount, the thread knot shows on the underside. Hook timing is good. Other machines I have used don't need to be anywhere near as tight to make a good stitch. I wondered if anyone has come across this before and found a solution please? Many thanks
  15. Hi, sounds like a silly suggestion but is the needle scarf facing the hook?
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