Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by sadie, Sep 25, 2016.
This is what I've built so far
Now that's how you join seams!! If you take .000 sand paper and bevel the paper edge seams, so that the edges are sharp, the white color will disappear., as in the seat. Other than painting it, it's the only way to get rid of seams. The backing strips will hold the parts together. Of course, a small piece of fine glove leather can be wet formed right onto that seat shape, and glued underneath. Use the finished seat as a plug in clay, the make a plaster plug out of the clay mold to form the leather.
How special is your work, Sadie! And how fast you're working. Now I'll recieve your tips for my own Faro Basso, ok?
Wow .. I blinked and next thing I know...your zipping right along!!
Another thing to keep in mind, for down the road, when you might need a leather look in your model... keep a look out for Faux leather covered boxes at goodwill shops and the like..old binders with faux leather etc...the smaller the pattern the better, the Faux leather is a colored, embossed paper, put on with water soluble glue " that's why these things self destruct when wet!" so take the item, box top for example, and soak the whole thing in warm water till the cardboard is completely saturated, at this point the "leatherette" outer cover should be starting to fall off. Gently peel it from the cardboard as one whole sheet, wash off the back to get the glue off, and let dry between some layers of newspaper...next time you need some leather...trace your pattern on your re-cycled goods and there you go!! I am sure they sell this stuff some where ...book binders..box makers supplies...but I hate to buy anything if I don't have to! Bad thing...patterns rarely match...and you don't get a large supply or large sheets of material to work with!
I mean this in the best way possible***, as I was raised by my Mother, my father died when I was 5 years old, and she never remarried. My mother built Gyroscopes for missiles, and was a professional seamstress. She made suits, wedding dresses, Leather Jackets, and these were sold at Gimbels and Reads department stores, as we had a small factory set up in the apt. we rented, there were 7 of us. We made my suit for my High School Graduation together! I actually have a Merrow Machine that sews 5 threads together at the same time, it's for knits, sweaters, or just fancy edges, it also cuts, and a very nice sewing machine, that does around 60 patterns.. My mother, who is 87, has a Embroidery machine she programs, though she has slowed down quite a bit, but she does know how to program this machine. It cost her nearly $3000 dollars, 3 years ago. Yes, I know how to sew.
***Sometimes, it takes a woman's touch! You are knocking this out of the ballpark!!
Merrow sewn edges
My Merrow Machine (only picture on the web I could find!):
Hi everyone, sorry for missing out all these amazing comments. Work has gotten busy, no excuse
Thank you @Grandolf50 and @zathros for your ideas and for sharing heart-warming stories. I haven't been crafting for a while but I will be picking up once I get some time for myself.
Just keep in touch, you have made such an impression on this forum, we would be sadly forlorn and feel forgotten if you left.
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