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Looking good….. but what are you soaring
You can use a stapler and pull them out as you approach each one or keep them close but not on the sew line and remove them later. Double sided tape may work but I find staples to be easier.
Well done, looks awesome
If you have been sewing through a lot of basting tape the needle can become gummed up and the thread won’t pass through correctly causing problems like this
I agree a 138 or larger thread would look better, I wouldn’t lock the stitch, instead pull the top thread to the back side and tie them together for the start and the finish. That way you won’t be able to tell where you started or finished.
When I make a tube like that I sew a length of paracord on one end to feed through first….. to give me something to pull the rest through
Usually at the patterning stage I put hash marks ( every 2” - 3” or so) to mark the cuts of little V’s into the seam allowance of both pieces, that way you can keep things lined up quite a distance away. I’m with you on the relentless pursuit of perfection and drive myself a tad crazy chasing it to ...
Looks awesome, must have taken quite a few hours to complete.
Looks great, nice work
The black fabric look like what we call dust cover
I have a 1541 using v92 thread with a #18 needle so you should be fine there. If you just going through a single layer it would be to light for that machine like Lee suggested. For the bottom bobbin tension shoot for what is shown in the video…. Once you the bottom close you can pretty much ignore i...
Looks great! Nice job.
Just pull the staples and put in your fastener system, 1/4” ply seems thin.
Agree with Adam, start fresh for best results
Absolutely, the water droplets can make there way down the hose and not play nice with the glue or fabric.
Long shot but….. has the water been drained from the compressor lately
Nice, did you have to sew the seat base to the back or is it 2 pieces?
When I’m doing inserts I sometimes staple the 2 pieces together which makes sewing it up real easy. Like John says… do some practice pieces, I’ve learned to sew a little shy of the seam allowance helps to keep the corners neat if you are going to topstitch the insert.
I’d try putting some baby powder on the vinyl to reduce the friction or….. change to a single fold binder. I use a Sailrite Swingaway singlefold with great results
Looks great…. and as an added bonus the body and rollbar look better with the new seats too
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