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post #916 of 1015
I started typing out a post on how to knot off your stitches (at least in my mind...maybe someone else has a better way)...but I realized it was going to be impossible to understand without a visual reference.

I will try to do it on some fabric or something and take some pictures for reference, but you should be able to tie a good square knot *inside* of the joint.
post #917 of 1015

Oh for anyone who would like to order the leather online, Tandy leather factory has a wide selection that sells by the sq foot.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/leather/leather.aspx

post #918 of 1015
This is where I got my leather, but at a physical store location!
post #919 of 1015
I looked over my instructions again and I should probably make one thing clear about the pattern for the main body of the wallet. In the picture, the top two divisions by the creases are symmetrical, while the bottom "third" is somewhat smaller. this means that the card holders do not come up to the crease of the other two sections and allow the wallet to fold better.

This might just be even more confusing shog[1].gif
post #920 of 1015
Tried dip dying a cream colored sweater of mine, thought it turned out alright, I was hoping for something darker, but the color is still good. The brand is The West is Dead.
post #921 of 1015

that came out really nice!

you should have a fit pic.

post #922 of 1015
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Originally Posted by fireflygrave View Post

I looked over my instructions again and I should probably make one thing clear about the pattern for the main body of the wallet. In the picture, the top two divisions by the creases are symmetrical, while the bottom "third" is somewhat smaller. this means that the card holders do not come up to the crease of the other two sections and allow the wallet to fold better.

This might just be even more confusing shog[1].gif

Noted. I will get in touch with you soon when the leather comes in. Thanks for the explanation.
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Originally Posted by coreysyms View Post


Wow. You are a diy god. Dear god please send me a shirt from above. LOL.

For real though how much fabric do you need for a shirt? What kind if sewing machine are you using?
Edited by poorman - 7/21/13 at 1:34pm
post #924 of 1015

Little update on my painted Converse. Found long laces at a local sports place. Had to drop like $4 for a pair of hockey referee laces. Later went to the dollar store for snacks and found the same goddamn thing for a dollar. Not worth returning them but now I'll know for next time and you will too. 

 

 

I think the long laces will look much better than the shorter ones once they're broken in and grimy and nasty. 

 

Also did a small fix to the tongues - stitched them to the uppers about halfway up the shoe cos I was tired of them derping out and twisting around. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

 

On foot with blue jeans (Click to show)

Too bad it'll be too hot for jeans until September.

post #925 of 1015
Visit InsideGuidiSecrets.com for more details?
post #926 of 1015
Whenever someone types out a website I have the urge to launch it even if it's obviously fake. LOL. ^that's not a real website! lol8[1].gif
post #927 of 1015
Those cons are so good.
post #928 of 1015
I used that stuff too. Just cheap shit from Tandy. Key is to do a few coats, then once thoroughly dry, coat it in obenaufs wax (the same thing I put on my boots for weather protection) and let that ish dry out really well in the sun. It obv doesn't work on the acrylic painted stuff but for the raw stained leather it works like a charm.

I used a sponge and it did create some bubbling, so I'd try brushing the paint on.
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Originally Posted by valjester View Post

Belt is sick. What dye did you us for it? The belt I made from the Eco-Flo all-in-one stuff from Tandy stuff isn't waterproof in the least. I got a drop of water on it after washing my hands and the smudge still won't come off.

Also, would you recommend brushes over sponges for applying the dye? Doesn't that cause streaking?
post #929 of 1015
What's a good quality brand dye you guys recommend?
post #930 of 1015
Whoa. This thread....is awesome!

Just stumbled upon it, and I'll case this thing thoroughly, but have any of you guys got a good reliable source for denim by the yard (or perhaps roll)? I have found a few sources online, but nothing truly satisfying.

I'm actually a sofa builder, and near LA-I know there's a fabrics district, I just don't know the lay of the land and the factory I work at doesn't do denim. Been kicking around a side project iidea for a while now.
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