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Old 11-21-2013, 11:40 PM
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Default Re: New Saddle for an Old Horse

Good ideas all around guys and thanks for the compliments. I'm glad IWW likes it but I'll bet she could do as well if not much better.

I actually made piping using the same brown stuff and started using it but I used 1/4" piping material and it was too big. I didn't like the way it looked so abandoned the idea on this seat. But, like I said, I have a lot of material to experiment with and I might try some smaller, maybe 3/16" piping on the next one.

I also played with the idea of stitching in the padding on the back side, two layers of 1/4" foam gave the poofy look I wanted but my sewing skills weren't up to the task of perfectly straight lines just yet. I'm going to practice that for a while on some scrap material and then I'll try it on the vinyl. Sewing a straight line with no wavering is a talent and I admire anyone who can do that freehand. The trick is to keep the material moving and not let it bunch up anywhere that will pull it off to either side which makes for wavy stitching.

More to come.

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