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24 mins


Saddle Stitching

Saddle stitching is a foundational ability for leatherworking. To become an accomplished leather artisan, this process must be perfected to achieve tight, angled and even stitches. In this tutorial, Peter Nitz reveals the core components of outstanding saddle stitching, including needle threading and waxing, correct stitching angles, tension consistency, diamond awl application and finishing. 

Tutorial Skills

1. Needle threading
2. Thread waxing
3. Stitch angling, front and back
4. Stitch tension consistency
5. Using the diamond awl

6. Locking down and finishing the stitch

This video is only available as part of our Core Techniques Bundle.

Meet your instructor

Book Private Leatherworking Lessons with Peter Nitz in Zurich

In the heart of Zurich, Peter Nitz offers private leatherworking and leather crafting classes at his Atelier studio. Individuals or groups who partake in Peter’s week-long course will gain exclusive access to his luxury leather materials, tools and Atelier workshop. More importantly, they’ll be privy to Peter’s unparalleled leather crafting knowledge, having the opportunity to ask detailed questions while learning a broad range of leather crafting skills and techniques from the master himself. 


At the end of the week, students will leave with a self-made leather good of their choosing. To book a private leather course in Zurich with Peter Nitz, please fill out the contact form below.

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