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Symmetry while saddle stitching

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How much do you care about symmetry while saddle stitching? I made a small bag that is simetrical and I try to have all the mirrored portions also have mirrored stitches. I do it just with round holes as it would be so much harder to do with diamond ones properly, but I like the look. Easiest parts are when it's two seperate stitches so I just do each in it's own direction. On even number of holes I arrange stitches like \\\-/// (I can take picture later if it isn't clear)

My biggest problem is when I have odd number of holes. This time I've just added double stitch on both sides as it fills the area much more and it's less noticable that the direction changed.

Do people that notice stitches prefer it symmetrical or would just consistently going in one direction be better?

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That's not anything I've ever given any thought to. I would say that you are the only one that sees it. Sometimes with LACING I will work from the middle both ways, but that is much more noticeable.

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Here's a picture, it can be easily seen on the bottom long stitch, but I also tried to make all the small stitches symmetrical too

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I am one of those people who notice it.  I see it frequently on watch straps where one side will have nicely-slanted stitches and the opposite edge of the same side will be very straight.  To me it is something to be avoided if you can.

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2 hours ago, Tugadude said:

I am one of those people who notice it.  I see it frequently on watch straps where one side will have nicely-slanted stitches and the opposite edge of the same side will be very straight.  To me it is something to be avoided if you can.

But would you prefer if both sides have it slanted in same direction or is it better if it's opposite?

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12 minutes ago, Affaltar said:

But would you prefer if both sides have it slanted in same direction or is it better if it's opposite?

Ideally the stitches would mirror-image themselves but that is not what you generally see.  I find if they at least feature the same spacing and slant, they look fine.  Don't want to stir up a slanted vs. straight stitch but this is one instance where straight stitches would be easier to "mirror" for obvious reasons.

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10 minutes ago, Tugadude said:

Ideally the stitches would mirror-image themselves but that is not what you generally see.  I find if they at least feature the same spacing and slant, they look fine.  Don't want to stir up a slanted vs. straight stitch but this is one instance where straight stitches would be easier to "mirror" for obvious reasons.



I try to use mirrored ones wherever there are lines close, but for example here I had no idea how to make the stitch on the visor symmetrical so I just went one way. But the lines on the top are all mirrored and the same on all 6 sides

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Looks good to me!

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