Locking your needles

Locking your needles… what exactly does that mean? When you saddle stitch 2 pieces of leather together by hand you will use one piece of thread with a needle on either end. The thread needs to be at least 3 times the length of the area that needs to be stitched. I always err on the side of caution and use 4 times the length. As you can imagine depending on what you are stitching this can be a really long piece of thread and if you don’t lock your needles onto the thread its going to be a real challenge with your needles repeatedly falling off. There are several different ways to lock your needles onto your thread and this is what works for me. I hope this video is helpful. Happy saddle stitching!


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