Comments on: Leather sewing tutorial: Cell phone accessory http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:00:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Christinehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-163008 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:17:48 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-163008 I took classes in designing and making leather garments many moons ago with a teacher who made leather garments for the movie industry. (His former boss was head of the design room for North Beach Leather – us design students got a tour once…. what fun!). He actually did not recommend using leather needles for garments. You just get bigger holes in your garment. He just used heavyweight sharp needles (like 14s and 16s) and a 3-4 stitch length.

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By: Paulahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-158222 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:06:16 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-158222 What is the PURPOSE of hanging your cell phone on an electrical socket in the first place? WHY?

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By: Colleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156744 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:23:01 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156744 Happy Belated Birthday, Kathleen, I hope you enjoyed the day.

I like the idea, but even before reading Eric’s post, was concerned it might be a fire hazard. Something on my mind since moving into a pre-war apartment in Brooklyn!

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By: David Bhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156730 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:34:35 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156730 This http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-47112-W-Decora-Mobile-Station/product-reviews/B007FTGF8A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

combined with this http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-T5630-W-Tamper-Resistant-Receptacle-125-Volt/dp/B008O11IEY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1371554153&sr=8-6&keywords=Charging+outlet+with+cradle

and this http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-80409-W-Wallplate-Standard-Thermoset/dp/B00006JPO6/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_z

should provide an option that would meet fire and safety codes.

I like the idea of the paper/leather project, but agree with the engineer that too often these imaginative improvisations have undesirable and unforeseen consequences. In this case the consequences could be serious (i.e., fire, death).

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By: Quincunxhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156627 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:31:29 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156627 Those are European plugs [type C or E or F]. North American power outlets are flush with the wall [type A or B--the picture above is a B], no depression to hold the round (or oval, or flattened hexagonal) sticky-outy-thingy. I like the European plugs. The nice round prongs are the least like a caltrop when you accidentally step on one with bare feet. I have unwillingly extensively tested this. :(

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By: M-Chttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156624 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:49:39 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156624 Mmm. Not sure about the flammability, as I have many plugs with a round part that sticks out (a scientific term) to hold the prongs and so the hole could be made that size and the holder never get close between the plug and the outlet. These would be larger holes too, so easier to sew, although I heartily second your stitching recommendation :-). I’d like to point out though that both my phones plug in on the side, which makes the devices significantly more cumbersome.
Happy birthday anyway, it sounds like at least you had fun :-).

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By: Quincunxhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156615 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:04:43 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156615 What is this “unused sockets in a power strip” of which you speak? ;)

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By: Theresa in Tucsonhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156614 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:31:44 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156614 There is a device that does the same thing, (hold a cell phone while charging), but it is made of plastic and either the plug slips through a hole in the plastic or the entire device plugs into the wall and the charger plug plug into that. I think I’ve seen them in the office supply stores or maybe even WalMart, so the device is not new. For power strips, I like the ones that mount sideways against the leg of the desk instead of the ones that sit on the floor. Thanks for the new acronym, FMEA, Eric.

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By: Eric Hhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156568 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:09:06 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156568 Fire inspectors generally pan power strips because the unused sockets will accumulate dust and debris. By itself, dust may not be a problem. But get it a little moist and now you have a conductive mass that could heat up and ignite. Once it ignites, it can become a floating ball of cinders.

Before engaging in solutions like this, a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is useful. You don’t just think about what happens to the leather, you think about the jack and socket and how the leather changes the design of how they work. The leather prevents the jack from being inserted all the way into the socket. Is poor contact a potential problem? Can you guarantee that debris will not accumulate in the volume between the prongs and the leather? What happens when the leather gets wet?

Sorry, I don’t believe in messing around with household mains electricity, where possible unintended consequences include “fire” and “death”.

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By: Arizonahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/leather-sewing-tutorial-cell-phone-accessory/comment-page-1/#comment-156559 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:52:18 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=12909#comment-156559 Happy Birthday!

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