This was originally posted in bags, but I think for the stitching it is more appropriate here.
Okay, I'm in need of advice/help anything. I'm stumped with this project, and I'll try to be brief.
My Rabbi asked me to remake this tefillin bag that belonged to his Grandfather that passed away in 2007. Basically, all he wanted to save was the area with the stitching.
Before, you can see the velvet has some damage.Warning:
Please keep in mind the sewing is a rough version till I decide what to do with the bag.
Since it would be impossible to match the velvet I thought the best way would be to incorporate both black and blue. Then I thought doing it in a miter pattern would work, which brings me to here.
Then I considered adding some kind of stitching along the seam lines would help combine the old and new. Both in the velvet and thread. Either embroidery brier stitch maybe, or perhaps a machine zigzag?
Matching thread that is over 50 years old is not easy either. Here are the two threads I got that were the closest match. Which do you think?
Any advice, help, direction would be so very appreciated. I'm just stumped with this one.