|Number of Items||1|
|Number of Pieces||1|
|Included Components||Sewing Awl|
|Manufacturer||Silver Creek Leather Co., LLC|
|Item Model Number||1125|
|Product Dimensions||4.06 x 11.43 x 19.05 cm; 9.07 Grams|
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Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl
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Includes Speedy Stitchery Sewing Awl, 2 needles - 1 straight and 1 curved, a bobbin wound with 14-yards of waxed thread, a 30-yard skein of waxed polyester thread, and instruction guide. Ideal for sewing any heavy material including: awnings, tents, upholstery, shoes, belts, sporting equipment, sails and mooring, auto tops, saddles and harnesses, handbags, and more. Hang packaged.
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Speedy Stitcher Hand Held Sewing Awl
Sewing heavy material, by hand, in a snap. Since 1909.
The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl, is a hand tool that can be used to sew any heavy material. It’s a helpful tool to have around the house, farm, workshop or any place where leather, canvas or vinyl has to be sewn or repaired.
Every Speedy Stitcher is Made in the USA and comes with our signature high-tensile waxed thread and custom-made diamond point needles. With a little practice, it sews a perfect lock stitch every time - just like a sewing machine.
Uses for the Speedy Stitcher including the assembly and repair of leather goods, canvas tarps, climbing and camping gear, saddlery and tack items, athletic equipment, even shoes and belts.
The History of the Speedy Stitcher
The Speedy Stitcher was originally patented in 1909 and has remained in constant demand for over a century. Today, Silver Creek Leather Company is proud to continue the Speedy Stitcher legacy and manufacture the same high-quality sewing awl in their Southern Indiana facility.
The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a tool used by professionals and DIYers such as leathercrafters, sailors, boaters, horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and coaches. This is an all-in-one hand tool with waxed polyester thread and diamond point needles that is designed to sew a tight lock stitch, just like a sewing machine, with ease. Customers around the world call it, 'indispensable.'
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It is strongly made and simple to use with my biggest challenge being keeping the tension right in thinner materials. Practice makes perfect and I did find that it is worth marking out your stitch positions first to produce better looking results - well worth the extra few seconds this takes.
This joins a small but select array of tools I would immediately replace if lost which, as I've mentioned elsewhere, seems to be the best way of finding something you've mislaid anyway
The specified prewaxed thread is costly and doesn't match most of the items it will probably be used with so I experimented with alternatives from the sort of linen needle-and-thread available from most outlets to dental floss (yes, you read it right - dental floss is unbelievably strong, cheap and available almost everywhere). Given some way of holding the work so far the speedy sticher has dealt with everything I've thrown at it from belts and straps to messenger bags and old boots.
In the absence of a friendly traditional cobbler with a can-do attitude (the last one I found was down a side-street in Italy) this is the kind of item that earns it's keep in the tool box, boot or rucksack.
It's the sort of tool I wish I had had many years ago, and will undoubtedly find many more uses for in future.