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First motorcycle tank cover

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This is the first motorcycle tank cover I have made. I had never made a circle pocket or sewn in a zipper before so I learned a lot with this project. Its all hand sewn with Ritza nylon bonded thread. The guy I made it for wanted it to be held on by magnets so I had to use a very thin material on the bottom so the magnets would hold. I used a black faux leather material, its synthetic so I thought that would be good to use so it wouldn't rot in the elements. We live in the rain forest so we get a lot of rain here. I didn't fully trust just magnets to hold it on so I made part of it slip under the speedometer and the bottom is bolted on with the seat. It was for his son who is in the Army so I tooled the Army emblem on some veg tan and sewed that onto the pocket. I drew the emblem out by hand and I didn't use any stamps for the letters.

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Great work, and a lot of hand stitching!

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Nice.  A lot of stitching. 

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Excellent work on the lettering. You kept it uniform and aligned. Done  well, you have!

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Thanks, It was a lot of stitching! Probably my only one I'll do until I get a sewing machine someday..

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Really cool

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Nice work and the cover will keep the tank from getting scratched up like they all do!

Sam:)

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On 7/27/2018 at 4:00 PM, ComputerDoctor said:

Nice work and the cover will keep the tank from getting scratched up like they all do!

Sam:)

Hey thanks

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