Re: Cheap draping material & lino sewing
- that is a really good tip-
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Curtis" <gckidd@...>
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Mandy"
> <mandythepcgirl@> wrote:
> > I've just bought myself a coverstitch industrial machine, so I
> be ableof
> > to do a top stitch to give the slits a brake point.
> When you're doing a long slit in leather (even heavy-grade harness
> leather), it's generally advisable to punch a round hole at the end
> the slit...it's harder to start a rip from inside a circle than itis
> from a single point.just
> > Anyway, the problem with top stitching, is that I might end up
> doing aharnesses.
> > perforation and have the whole thing fall apart like a zipper!
> Exactly the reason why they don't stitch brake points into
> If you put a 1200 lb horse on one end and a 2000 lb wagon on theits
> other, extra perforations in the leather can seriously compromise
> The gaffer's tape is a good idea, though it could peel off...it'd
> to be checked daily, which wouldn't be a bad idea anyway. Anotherwould
> option, and one that can be used if you notice rips developing,
> be to take some muslin strips and glue across the ends (or over the
> rips) with contact cement. Then use some paint to make it match,
> colorwise. If you're patching rips in the linoleum, I'd do this on
> both front and back...