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Hand Stitching: Using a Stitching Horse

A stitching horse is a clamping device designed to hold your project tightly in place at a comfortable work height, like a third hand. Stitching horses are most useful for the saddle stitch, a strong, commonly used stitch. The clamp arms are padded to prevent marking the leather.

Materials

Leather

Waxed thread

Tools

Stitching horse

Awl

Needles

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Techniques Used

Hand Stitching: Using an Awl

Hand Stitching: Saddle Stitch

1 Set up the stitching horse. Place the stitching horse in such a way that you’re ...

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