Craft

Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl

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Elemental sewing machine

One of the world’s oldest tools, but one that is often overlooked. This Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a heavy-duty needle with its eye at the working end, mounted in a handle. For mending leather, shoes, bags, sewing canvas, or stitching heavy materials, there’s no better tool. I don’t use mine often, but it has a place in the essential toolbox. Kit includes tool, extra needles, and waxed thread.

-- KK 10/21/17

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2004 — editors)