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[In pencil, overwritten, illegible] Leather Stitch (1) 112
(With bobbin, from 2 sides.)
Figs 1 to 8 show the stages of the first
stitch. In fig 3 the awl is partly ^ Note: The thread lying
along the handle of the
needle must be abundantly
long, as it forms the stitches. The other, on bobbin, must be
fairly long too.

drawn, causing 2 loops. The one indicated,
viz, the short end loop is pulled through &
further pulled till, say 12" long. Then a
bobbin is attached (fig 5.) In fig 8 the
bobbin is passed as indicated, & the stitch
pulled tight. The next stitch is then
formed as figs 7, 8, & so on.
*Note that the under stitch is one straight
thread. It can be protected by cutting a
slit or groove if the leather is thick.
Tarpaulin, canvas, sacking etc. are
patched & joined with this stitch.
The ^needles awls are straight or ^bent curved and
of different sizes. Mine is Newland's
Gem Sewing Awl, Bent, for which needles
are sold in guages 16, 17, 18 & 19- the higher
numbers being finer than the lower.

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