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How to Repair Stitching in Leather and Heavy Fabrics

Thread, scissors, needles and a half chap that needs repair.

2006 K. Blocksdorf
Torn or worn stitching in light weight leathers can be repaired easily with sewing equipment you can buy at any fabric or department store. Items like chaps and half-chaps, flashes, saddle pads, blankets can be a do-it-yourself repair that takes minimal time and expense.

You’ll need:

  • Sharp scissors
  • 2 leather needles
  • Heavy duty thread for canvas or leather—the color and weight should match the existing stitching

Optional

  • A palm (Vendor Site)
  • thimbles
  • thread wax

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