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Hand Stitching: Using a Stitching Groover

Stitching groovers cut a thin, shallow trench on leather surfaces. They can be used to provide decorative embellishment or to make a guide for stitching. In stitched projects, the stitching lies below the surface of the leather, protecting the thread from wear and tear. Stitch groovers come in two versions, freehand and with an adjustable guide.

Materials

Leather

Tools

Stitching groover (adjustable guide or freehand)

Mini flathead screwdriver

Clamps (optional)

Mechanical pencil (optional)

Straightedge (optional)

1 Adjust the edge guide. Adjustable stitching groovers are best for use along edges. ...

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