Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rekkid totes

Made some Hitt Rexxx totes for Record Store Day outta unwashed 14oz Cone denim and mil-spec cotton webbing.

Hitt Records moved to their new space (downstairs) last week:

Record Store Day rooftop fun.

Busted out the Consew 104 (Japanese clone of Singer 114w103) for some chainstitching fun:


Boy, how I am missing the Yahoo! chainstitch group. There was so much good stuff on there and one day last year it just blew off into the ether. So it goes.

If any old-timers want to start a thread on the sewing machine forum, those guys are more than welcoming to all kinds of industrial sewing machine talk. And it'll be far more stable than a Yahoo group. Please. Just think of the special kinship western wear and leatherwork have.

Anyway, I'm getting some wonky chain stitches sometimes, as you can see. Note, I have done zero adjusting on this machine, aside from loosening the foot tension (which was cranked all the way down when I got it). It seems to do this only at a certain angle ... but I need to put some more hours into this machine before I can really say ... so many more hours.

More totes to come. Gonna tweak the pattern a bit and hopefully try my hand at dyeing the handles. Smashed these out real fast. Typical.