- Hand sewing offers outstanding durability and unique styling -
One of the hand-stitching methods used at TELLER × SILVERCLAW is called the SADDLE STITCH, which is the strongest way of assembling leather goods. The SADDLE STITCH dates back hundreds of years and it gives an unique look as well as superior strength that can't be achieved with a sewing machine. It requires two needles to pass through the same hole and alternate sides while the machine stitch is two threads running in parallel.
Another hand-stitching method I use frequently is the CROSS STITCH. It takes more than twice as much time as the SADDLE STITCH takes. It also requires two to three times as much thread as the SADDLE STITCH requires. Those two numbers will greatly increase when making a larger piece. The extra labor and materials are why the CROSS STITCH adds extra character to the products, especially when it's done using more than one color and is as durable as SADDLE STITCH.