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Old 09-13-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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Belt Help?

Hey Guys,

I'm doing a piece for a museum exhibit, & I'm almost done with the beadweaving. Once that's finished, I'm going to sew it onto a piece of leather which was provided by the museum.

The beadwork's going to be 3 x 32 inches. The width of the leather strap is just about 3 inches in width.

Since I've never sewn beadwork onto leather in this way, does anyone have any advice? I figured I'd just use a leather needle & carefully go in one row on each side & sew the thread parallel to the edge of the strap. Would that be adequate? Any better suggestions?

And yes, I expect this to be worn. We're going to have a fashion show! (smile)

To see the strap & beadweaving, check out my blog.

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Old 09-14-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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Neat artwork! I like the stocking the most. Unless someone else answers you first I'll come help out in the morning.. I have to go to bed now
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When I sew mine down I normally use an awl or leather punch depending on leather thichness and how big of a hurry I'm in. Space your holes a 1/4 inch apart on the top and bottom and an 1/8 apart on the sides. Since you leather is the same size as the beadwork just whip stitch it down. Going in one hole around and into the next hole. I'd sew the sides down first to make sure it's nice and flat. Then sew down the sides.
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Thanks, Black Bear. :)

& thanks, Spotted Eagle, for the great tips. I just called Michael's & will pick up a punch today.

I still have a couple of questions: when it comes to spacing, I want to make sure I understand. The holes along the width (3 in.) should be 1/8 in. apart & the length (32 in.), 1/4 inch, right? & which part should I sew 1st?

& what kind of thread should I use? I have what I think is Nymo G, which I use to sew down the beading to my bracelet blanks. Is that okay?

Thanks so much for helping me.

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Egad.. G? Is that thicker than F? and thanks to Spot cause he's got more experience in this area than I do...
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