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any third party vendors who provide "amf stitching"?

random512

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I'd like to get saddle stitching on my jacket lapel and pockets:

* thin glossy thread
* color matched to navy jacket
* 1/8" stitch length
* 1/8" space between stitches
* 1/16" from edge

Here's a pretty close example from a Hart Schaffner Marx jacket:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7jn3h7789hlg1f/Screenshot_20180419-195049.jpg?dl=0

My tailor says that I'm asking for "AMF stitching" and says that he doesn't offer this. Do you know if there's a third party vendor who I can use to do this?
 

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An AMF stitching machine is just a machine designed to imitate hand stitching. No reason why a skilled tailor cannot do this by hand. Although hand stitching won’t look as regular as that produced by a machine, it wouldn’t be noticeable unless looking very closely, and many prefer the slight irregularity of hand stitching. Did your tailor specify why they didn’t want to do the stitching by hand?
 

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Can't be much of a tailor if he can't do this. Presumably he has forgotten how to use a needle and thread.
 

random512

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I like the regularity provided by the AMF machine. Can anyone here recommend a vendor who could do AMF stitching on a jacket lapel?
 

dieworkwear

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I don't know anyone who offers it. AMF machines are usually inside factories and, as the poster noted above, they're used to imitate the look of hand-executed pick stitching. Factories aren't in a position to take one-off, alterations work for outside customers.

If you find a good tailor, they can do pick stitching for you. And if they're good, the work will have a regularity and cleanness to it. I also find actual hand executed pick stitching, when done well, has a nicer subtlety to it. AMF pick stitching sometimes can look visually "hard."
 

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