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General Discussion / Re: Why Should You Always Buy Secondhand Furniture?
« on: October 24, 2019, 01:05:50 PM »
sofadoc, I'd probably agree with you on the obsolescence.

Sometimes, I'm happily surprised. If you're curious, check out Gina Berschnieder furniture, based in Los Angeles. Much of their upholstered furniture is custom made, and then custom upholstered by very skilled technicians. Apparently, enough of a market for quality work when people shun the IKEAs (or worse) of the world.

General Discussion / Re: French Seams
« on: October 24, 2019, 01:01:14 PM »
Mojo, don't the customers know to stow their awning going down the road at 65mph?

Kdding aside, I was curious about the welding as well.  I bought this car cover, and the seams are 100% triple welded. No thread.

As for the terminology of various seams, I found this to be a problem since people use different terms to mean the seam thing. Better to just ask what the customer wants by pointing to examples (when this is the case).

General Discussion / Re: Lochner stuffing machine
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:34:01 AM »
Oh, that's like the Buckminster guy uses for his cotton cushions. Cool deal, but sure takes up a lot of space for like Gene says - a shopvac will do.

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:00:26 PM »
Got this machine dialed in and sewing smoother than ever. Looking forward to sharing my project with you folks. :)

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:20:58 PM »
Thanks all for the input. Still inexperienced, and never sewn that many layers of upholstery leather.
Room for improvement,for sure.

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 16, 2019, 03:49:20 PM »
The videos are already there. This is what I have.
Anyone else can confirm compound feed?

Seems I'm unable to get a photo but it was up to 6 layers leather.

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:40:51 PM »
Yeah Gene I agree - thank you Darren. Especially in this case with my welt foot you are right - smooth. Not so when I use other feet. I will try that but just thinking about it I think you're right

Paul I'll look closely and I might even take a video and post it on YouTube. I wasn't exactly understanding how needle feed works but what you said makes sense.

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:39:20 AM »

This 545 to the best of my knowledge is not a needle feed. The fabric (or material) is moved only by the walking-foot mechanism. The needle simply goes up and down.

General Discussion / Re: Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:25:14 PM »
Thanks all for your input. Honestly, I'm a little disappointed. I paid good money for this Pfaff, from a dealer. He knew what I was doing and also sold new Juki machines. Seems to be I would have been better suited with a compound feed from day 1.

General Discussion / Preferred sewing machine
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:27:50 PM »
I don't know why I hadn't noticed this before - on my Pfaff 545 the walking foot mechanism is quite different than the jukis & adlers etc I've seen on yt.
What's everyone's preferred machine?
And, is a needle/walking foot feed combo better suited for what we do? Sewing leather I notice the top layer tends to get stretched or whatever, so in reality the walking foot isn't doing 100% the job it should.
Maybe I can set my eyes on something to drool over for a few years.

General Discussion / Re: reinforced stitching
« on: August 31, 2019, 10:22:57 AM »
I am glad to have brought this up...

Of course, my question was about the machine, which I figured out is the 'post-bed' machine. But nevermind that.

I watched some videos and did some research. If you look, even automakers don't do this. I assume it's done to the seam lay flat. Other people have commented, on youtube and such, that even after many years they can't see a difference between a reinforced seam and just a regular one-stitch seam. This tells me that if you're using quality thread, a single stitch should suffice.

Mainly I'm thinking about this as I'm deciding which seam to use for my project. I'm better at doing welt, so I think that's the choice for me versus a topstitch. That is, a welt seam with a single line of stitching.

Good discussion.

General Discussion / Re: reinforced stitching
« on: August 30, 2019, 09:22:35 PM »
Confused. Purely cosmetic?
I see this all over the place, pretty much everyone. I have never seen anyone use a binding under the seam.

Nice video though Gene. He's relaxing to watch. I do have a servo motor and I plan to slow it way down/stitch one at a time by turning the wheel.

General Discussion / reinforced stitching
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:36:50 AM »
What's the best machine for doing top-stitching of heavy duty materials? Is it the bar tacker? When top stitching tight curves, etc.

General Discussion / Re: Cool Danish Reclining Lounge
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:52:41 PM »
This piece had no old cushions. So, no template.

Given that I can do anything I want, what do you guys think? It'll be genuine black leather. The original style was sort of so-so in my opinion. Basic seat cushion, boxed, and the backrest was built up at the top and buttoned thrice.

General Discussion / Re: Rush Chair
« on: July 30, 2019, 08:39:48 PM »
That's a huge amount of work, Steve. Turned out great.

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