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General Discussion / pli grip on leather
April 24, 2021, 11:39:06 am
Anybody still here?  I last posted 9 years ago.

I have an old chair that belonged to my rich uncle.  I remember from my childhood it was leather and to a 3 or 4 year old it seemed huge.  When the leather wore out and split my family got it and my mother reupholstered it in fabric, probably about 60 years ago.  The springs broke and it is no longer usable.  I found some surplus leather that with some "decorative stitching" I think I have enough.

I want to put leather side panels and back on the chair. They were done in fabric with cardboard tack strips and hand sewn.  With the leather for the straight edges I was planning to use cardboard and metal tack strips.  One edge however is fairly curvy.  Will pli grip work with a fairly thick leather?

Any tips or things to watch out for?
All right    Thanks
Long ago ...  someone here (might have been Stephen W) steered me to a writeup on how to do the final seam on a welt. 

It went something like
Mark where you wanted the material to meet.
Flip one over
Put it on one of the marks at 90 deg, sew on the diagonal.

And you had a 45 degree seam the right length.

I'm doing something wrong and have to adjust. 
Does anyone know where these directions are?
General Discussion / Re: Staple Gun
November 09, 2010, 09:18:49 am
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They were also the cheapest I could find.