24 June 2014

Free For All Tuesday - No 177

5 comments:

  1. Anyone on the Filofax UK mailing list notice the distorted logo in the "New range now in" message yesterday? I don't they were intending to send a subliminal message that the new range is very thin!

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  2. I was just wondering if anyone has experience of fixing stitching that has come undone? I may take it to a local cobblers to ask their opinion, but am also considering trying to glue it.

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  3. Anita, the stiching is sewed by using two threads. The top thread forms the visible stitching and the yarn on the other side of leather is another thread alone. In case the stitching is unraveling one or the other yarn is damaged. You can not repair it. It needs to be taken out completely and then sewn on again. If the thread underneath has given in, the top thread can stay but it needs to be sewn by mimicking the stitching pattern underneath. Once seams have been finished, extra securing can be achieved by gluing the thread ends. However, gluing does not mend already undone seams nor does it salvage poor craftsmanship. Cobblers it is, love. I too have a Malden that has a faulty seam and sooner or later I really need to do something about it.

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  4. I have had a couple of minor stitching repairs done at the cobblers Anita, and they have made a good repair at a low cost each time. So I would certainly say take it in.

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  5. Thank you very much, Fanci Fulnesses & gmax.
    That's very helpful & I will be taking my Ascot along for a bit of repair :)

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