Hand stitching Leather with an awl and two needles is a “must-have” skill set for any aspiring leather craftsman. This method allows for maximum efficiency when it comes to having to hand stitch any project.
There are many ways to accomplish the same goal, and hand stitching is not any different. Many people prefer to use a dremel tool with a small drill bit or a set of pricking irons. These tools work for making the holes when hand stitching, but in my opinion they do not save any time nor create as pretty of a stitch.
In this video, Hand Stitching Leather with and Awl and Two Needles, I show you what I know about hand stitching leather the traditional way. I prefer this method not for maintaining traditional skill, but more for its efficiency and accuracy when hand stitching leather projects. This method allows for the best possible stitch and for me I find it to be the quickest method. Continue reading →
Selecting a Cobra Sewing Machine or any leather sewing machine can be challenging whether you are a first time buyer or have years of experience. Doing the proper research to insure that you get the best possible machine to do the job you need it to do takes time and patience.
When I was in college doing leather work on the side, I hand stitched everything that I made. Hand stitching is a valuable and necessary skill that all LeatherHeads should take the time to learn and master. But there does come a point for most of us where a leather sewing machine becomes a much needed piece of equipment for our business.
There are so many different brands, sizes and styles of machines out there. Selecting the best machine for your needs can be daunting. The great news? There is tons of information on the internet as well as helpful and knowledgeable people waiting to help with any questions or concerns that you may have when making the upgrade from sore fingers and long hours to powered sewing machines. Continue reading →