There are countless ways to finish a Chaylor Leather liner- all dependant on individual style and skill level. We have listed below the top 4 popular ways customers finish our liners.
Option 1: Lacing
Lacing of Chaylor Liners is made easy by selecting liners which are made without a fitted binding edge. This does not preclude also using any Chaylor liner which has a binding edge already fitted, as lacing can be completed whilst still leaving the binding edge attached. The edge binding can be removed carefully without ungluing the edge poskets, but if the layout does lift, it should be re-glued and left to dry before continuing to lace the project. Within Chaylors range there are a number of liners which do not have edge binding glued around the outer of the liner and these items are most suitable for lacing.
Option 2: Slicking/painting edge
Slicking/painting edges. The same options apply to slicking or painting the edges of the Chaylor liner once the outer cover has been sewn. There is no difference between hand sewing or machine stitching a cover onto the liner when it comes to selection of which Chaylor liner to use. All Chaylor liners are suitable for hand stitching or machine sewing.
Option 3: Fold over edging
This option is the more difficult of the 4 options as it requires a machine skived edge of the outer cover in order to fold the edge back over the inside of the liner. Once the edge is folded and a strong bond is created, the project can be machine or hand stitched to finish. It is not always possible to get a perfectly straight edge along the folded over edge, therefore sufficient excess should be allowed for in the outer cover to allow trimming back the edge with a scalpel blade and thin metal ruler. The ruler can be slid under the excess binding edge so as not to cut through to the body of the project then trimmed back carefully to make a professional straight edge.
Option 4: Trimming back binding
The main difference between this method of finishing the project and folding over the edge on option 3 is that the outer cover is cut to size to fit to the edge of the liner and not be folded over the edge. This method is the most common and it is important before tooling your outer cover to make sure you have not cut the cover to short to fit to the edge. Allowance on all outer covers should be checked prior to the final cutting of the outer cover. Depending on the product, allowance for the center fold can be as little as 2-3mm or more than 8 -10mm. I strongly recommend patterns of suitable material be made to check on fold and fit before cutting the outer cover.