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Old 11-21-2013, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: New Saddle for an Old Horse

Well, it's done. Didn't turn out as well as I expected but...I learned a lot. I have enough of that brown vinyl to do at least two more, maybe three. I'll start on another one in a few days but in the meantime here's what it looks like.

The next one I'll make the pattern a little smaller and allow for stretch in the vinyl as it's pulled down and around corners. That way I can keep the seams up on the edges and be able to pull the wrinkles out without deforming the stitch lines so much. Practice, practice, practice. The problem is you need to practice with the material you plan to use because different materials will react differently to stretching and contouring around compound curves.
Hey, but I have all winter, right?

Please ignore that loose wiring. That's the tail light wires and I haven't put the light back on yet.

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