I mentioned previously that I have used my blindstitch machine to padstitch jacket collars and lapels. I have roughly explained how it is done but, unfortunately, had no photographs to share with you. This is the machine I use. It’s a portable Japanese Tac-Sew T500. I’d love a full-size US Blindstitch but can’t justify giving up that much space for something I don’t use that often.
This morning I was catching up on my blog reading and found this wonderful post at Made By Hand – The Great Sartorial Debate:
Scroll down a bit and you will see exactly how the blindstitching is used to attach the hair canvas. I’d use the “no skip” setting in areas where I want more body and the “skip” setting for the rest. It’s neat, it’s fast and it’s easy. And, if it’s good enough for Savile Row, it’s certainly good enough for me.