Hand Stitching Leather Knife Sheaths And Holsters.
I hate to see people using that doggone Stitching Awl - What's it called? The StitchAll ? for sewing leather whan Hand Saddle Stitching is easier, quicker, & it looks SO MUCH nicer.
This is really not the traditional way to saddle stitch but, it's the way a lot of folks do it these days. They pre-drill the holes and if you get them evenly spaced with a small enough diameter drill bit it still looks great.
Here is an instructional VID that I found that will show you the single and double needle saddle stitch method.
Pick one or the other but, I think the second is better for holsters and knife sheaths.
Truthfully I think the holes drilled in this VIDEO are a bit too large but, that was probably done for demonstration purposes.
You will need:
> To make a simple "Stitching Horse" to hold your leather.
> Some way to drill straight evenly spaced holes.
> Some saddle stitching needles. (Tandy Leather Co.)
> Some saddle stitching thread/cord. (Tandy)
> Some bees wax.