This was another experiment in Inkscape more than anything else. I’m trying to get better at creating the patterns themselves. In particular, I wanted to get a pattern that looked professional so I ended up with the below
- Punching harder through the leather with the 10 tooth punch made the stitching a lot easier. I probably wasn’t being forceful enough on the previous one. Still want smaller needles though.
- Need to buy more x-acto blades again. Have an order in for a better knife as well but it won’t ship for a bit. This is becoming a limiting factor here. I haven’t been able to find an australian supplier here which is really limiting me. Probably the next investment in tools is around this area.
- Buy more thread in bulk, running out of thread is annoying
- Cutting rounded corner is still the hardest piece for me. I think this is just practice here. Increasing the size of the rounded corner is probably a better bet for me at the moment.
- The filleting tool in Inkscape appears to be a little bit buggy at times, unsure on this one, might need a bit more practice.
- Using multiple colours can create some really nice looking pieces. I think this would have looked great as blue + tan or black + tan with white/cream thread for the additional contrast. I’m going to need to explore this in more depth.
- Not perfect, skived a little too much on the soft Dakota Belly so took it a bit too thin and it lost it’s shape
- Leather: Conceria La Perla Azzurra - Tan and Burgundy Dakota Belly - 1.2mm
- Thread: 0.5mm Ritza Tiger Thread in Beige (would have preferred cream but currently out)
- Glue: Renia Aquilim 315
- Edging: Seiwa Tokonole
- Finish: No Finish