Generalized Guide to Needle, Thread, and Awl Sizing for Hand Stitching

As the title states, this is a generalized guide. It is based on traditional best practices for handwork. Some of the sizes here may be difficult to find sources for. Thread comes from worldwide sources and varies in size. Different awl widths are notoriously difficult to find. Style variation will have a big effect on some of these sizing choices. At the time of this writing large stitches with wide flat braided threads are in vogue. This guide is still useful. If you proceed by choosing your stitches per inch length first, rather than the leather thickness.

2 thoughts on “Generalized Guide to Needle, Thread, and Awl Sizing for Hand Stitching

  1. Do you still make your stitching horse. If so how much are they and would you be able to bring one to Pendleton

    1. Hi Larry. I sure could bring one. I plan to have several of them there.

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