Stitching Method

Ember Supply Co. has promised to provide our customers with only the highest quality leather products. This is why our products are hand stitched to perfection.

Stitching. Leather goods are only as strong as the stitching that holds it all together. Ember products are hand sewn with a traditional saddle stitch using waxed cord thread. The thread is twisted together to create one very strong thread and is then protected with wax before sewing begins. This creates a stronger more durable thread for leather products. While it takes a lot more time to sew by hand, the resulting saddle stitch is more durable than any machine stitch. 


Why Hand Stitching? As the diagram above illustrates, the lock stitch produced by a sewing machine is really two threads running in parallel. If a thread breaks, the stitch unravels and the seam comes apart. However, with a saddle stitch, the two threads alternate sides and actually create two lines of stitching.  If a thread breaks on a saddle stitch, the other holds the pieces together and the seam holds securely. A true saddle stitch is not possible on a machine. It must be done stich-by-stitch, with two needles, by hand.

A product that is built to last should be easily repairable. Should one side of a saddle stitch fail, the piece is still perfectly usable and a simple repair can be made by anyone with a single needle and a length of waxed thread. Should a machine stitch fail, the stitch will unfortunately continue to unravel until it is fixed. This would require a complete replacement of the seam for a proper repair.