Hand Stitching Leather

In this post I am going to consolidate all my published work on stitching leather by hand. After related blog posts have been incorporated here, I will delete the originals.

Here hand stitching in three different ways are shown:

From primitive video times, a few seconds to show how the center post of the tool glides against the edge of the leather. The tool is held at a 45 degree angle to give the small hole in the elbow piece the best chance of cutting the groove..

Stitching Holes

This is how the holes are positioned for handstitching. Note that I am just using every second mark made by my stitch marker.

In this blog post from long ago, you can see a sky hook that my friend Tommy McLintic designed and published: