Sewing Leather Article and How to Video by Bruce Cheaney
Sewing leather wear leathers on saddle skirts with heavy duty harness stitcher machine. After tooling and carving the design into the saddle skirts and wear leathers it was time to stitch the wear leather onto the skirts. The glue I use most of the time is made by Dap and is called Weldwood contact cement, I find that it works just about as good as any leather glue. The thread I like and use all the time is white polyester size 346 and the needle size is 230. A scratch groove for the stitching helps protect the stitches from wearing out to soon. I like and use a C S Osborne scratch compass that you can find at most leathercraft supply companies.
The leather sewing machine I am using in the YouTube video is a Cowboy CB4500 I purchased this leather sewing machine and harness stitcher from Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines LTD.
Resources for leather working tools are listed below.
Leather Supplies Contact Information for Beiler’s (Mail order and phone orders only)
Beiler’s Manufacturing and Supply
Office and Warehouse
3025 Harvest Drive
Phone Number (717) 768-0174
Fax Number (717) 768-0097
Ask for Wholesale Hardware and Tack Supply Catalog no. 11