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    my hand at stitching(12/14)

    I decided to try stitching again now that I have the correct tools. This is a distressed brown strap with natural edging and comes with one floating keeper.

    24mm wide 85mm/125 holes start at 50mm and are 10 mm apart.

    Let me know what you think. Feedback would be great. Thanks




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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Feedback...how about it looks GREAT. Nice work, can we get a photo or two of the tools and a walk through of how you did it?

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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Not bad. For next time (from someone who's never made a strap, but whatever) make sure the stitches on both sides line up, it makes the strap look more aesthetically pleasing. And as for the keeper, maybe bevel the edges that meet and glue them together as well as stitching it. I like the bevel on the exposed edges of the keeper, though. Good work.
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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by henxing View Post
    Not bad. For next time (from someone who's never made a strap, but whatever) make sure the stitches on both sides line up, it makes the strap look more aesthetically pleasing. And as for the keeper, maybe bevel the edges that meet and glue them together as well as stitching it. I like the bevel on the exposed edges of the keeper, though. Good work.
    mind if i add to your post the term used is skiving >< thining out the joint and overlaping them this way it makes the joint stronger (more glued surface) but without adding extra thickness.

    i know its another tool (super skiver at tandy) but i helps with the buckle piece joint as well as thining out the lug area on thicker leathers. before i got the skiver i would do it with a utility knife.

    as far as your sitching goes i think it looks good .

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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by henxing View Post
    Not bad. For next time (from someone who's never made a strap, but whatever) make sure the stitches on both sides line up, it makes the strap look more aesthetically pleasing. And as for the keeper, maybe bevel the edges that meet and glue them together as well as stitching it. I like the bevel on the exposed edges of the keeper, though. Good work.
    I agree re: stitches. Mind you many so called high end strap manufacturers make a complete hash of the stitching, unbalanced either side or stitches that are of variable size.

    No doubt harder than it looks, forgiveable for an amateur but not for a professional company who makes a living out of building straps - esp' if they are charging top dollar.

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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I know the stitching was a little off but I thought it was not a bad attempt for my first one.

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    Re: my hand at stitching(12/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by cheff1983 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I know the stitching was a little off but I thought it was not a bad attempt for my first one.
    I agree, definitely not a bad attempt for your first one.

    Quote Originally Posted by monticore View Post
    mind if i add to your post the term used is skiving
    Thanks for this. I had heard the term before but I couldn't think of it at the time.
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