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Wallet Making Question

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I am new to the group and leather making.  I plan to hand sew a leather wallet and the leather that I will be using is 3.5 - 4 oz that I will be purchasing from The Tannery Row.  My question is what size needle and thread do I need to use?  I plan to use the fine diamond chisel for making the holes.  Thanks a lot in advance!

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With chisel holes I prefer a 1mm thread and #17 Glover's needle or a #2 Saddler's needle

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Why not use a small piece  of your leather and trial a couple of different thread sizes  to see which you like the look of best. Usually a #2 saddlers needle is used with larger sizes and a #4 with smaller

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Glover’s needles are very “stabby”. I have found that if, after you have gotten them both in the hole, you pull the eyes down slightly, to make an X, that you are less likely to stab yourself as you push them through the hole. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Glover’s needles. They seem to go through the holes easier and more smoothly.

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