What is the strongest leather stitch?
The saddle stitch is actually more durable than a machine stitch. When a machine stitch breaks, the entire piece will quickly unravel. When a saddle stitch breaks, the threads bind each other in place (Figure A).
Do you need a special needle to sew leather?
So, do you need a special needle to sew leather? Well, yes, you do. There are special leather needles that are designed to easily penetrate leather as you sew, making the sewing process a lot easier, faster, and more efficient.
What size needles for hand sewing leather?
Leather needles are traditionally known as Glovers needles. This pack contains size 3, 5 and 7 with size 3 being the largest and size 7 being the finest.
Can you use waxed thread in a sewing machine?
With very few exceptions, waxed thread is not recommended for machine sewing. It may damage your machine.
Which is stronger nylon or polyester thread?
Nylon thread has the best sewability. It is also a bit stronger than polyester and resists abrasion better than any other fiber. As a result, nylon thread is great for use on products that are subject to abrasion including shoes, bags, boots, furniture, footballs, saddles, etc.