Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Sara-s, Jul 7, 2022.
Working on a little project- leather grips for my rubber-band pistol. Here they are;
I made a little mini-basket. I had just enough leather for a 6” x 6” square.
Started a new project today. I am making a little pouch for a pair of thread snips. So far, it has been cut, stamped, punched & dyed.
I plan to hand-sew it, so I had to punch holes for that. I have the requisite punches-they look like sharpened forks- but getting a perfectly straight line of stitch holes isn’t easy. This is the first time I have used these tools so the line is a little crooked. Not to worry- I know it will take a little practice and it will still be usable.
I believe there's a tool that you run along the edge (not the edge trimmer) that will impress an even line x distance in from the edge. Then just follow your punch along that line.
I know the tool you mean. I actually have it & didn’t think to use it.
I’ve done the stitching. The stitches are fine, but I didn’t do that good a job punching the stitch holes, to make a straight line. It’s the first time I have done this, so I’m not beating myself up over it.
The last thing I need to finish, is a button stud. Turns out I don’t have the right size, so I ordered some more.
Here it is, so far;
I have a marking wheel. It leaves a line of dots to guide placement of the pricking iron (the hole-punching fork).
I used it for this practice piece. (Not perfect, but much better)
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