Well I'm kind of a new to the leather craft, and I think I'm really into it.
I love Peter's products and the way he creates them. I'm learning so much more then I expected from this website. I really appreciate it.
Anyhow my question is,
I'm still on the fence at best what is the best way of stitching thick panels.
The way I've learned is punch each leather(front panel and side panel) with a pricking iron, and precisely glue them to align the each punch hole, and then do hand stitch. Well, I think it gives nice and beautiful stitch for both panels, but the thing is, for me, it's quite hard to glue the panels evenly. When I do stitch after glue both panels, the punching hole is not perfectly matched between the front panel and the side panel, so when I finish the stitch, I found out the stitched panel is not straight at all since I sometimes twisted the panels to find the punch hole on the opposite side.
So I'm thinking of trying the way that Peter taught me through his tutorial, using diamond awl. But I'm still worried because I don't know if I can make a very straight and linear stitch line by using the awl. I need your advice and want to know how you guys are doing it.