leather stitch on sword

To close up the leather seam on the sword handle I stitched it with strong linen cord.

stitched

stitched

I used an ice pick to make the holes, and then a curved needle to sew with. This is the baseball stitch that I talked about in an earlier blog post. Notice that the needle goes down through a hole, then up through the middle of the seam. Then down another hole, then up through the middle seam. I went all the way down one side, then took the needle and went down the other side, just like lacing up your shoes.

ice pick

ice pick

almost done

almost done

Notice the v shape just like on a baseball.

done

done

It really pulled the seam together nicely.

finished

finished

When I was completely finished, I dabbed the seam thread with a white glue that dries clear just to add a bit more strength.

For more info on this stitch, look back through my blogs for a post on baseball stitch in leather. Here is the link:

https://castlegardener.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/baseball-stitch/

Go ahead, make a mess, have some fun.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s