Simple, small stitching pony

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Project by muesli posted 10-06-2019 06:01 PM 1311 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I salvaged some pieces of leather from a couch we replaced. From this I would like to try, among other things, to sew a bag for tools. Since I have no experience with sewing, I wanted to make life a little easier with a “third hand”. The upper holes will probably only be used for small leather parts. The screw builds up enough pressure in the lower one and is less in the way there. I also used a small magnet to park the needles there.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#1 posted 10-06-2019 07:10 PM

Looks like it would do the job. I made one for a friend who does leather work for his deer hunting kit. Back when I made it, all that was available were small headed metal wing nuts. That large knob would take the work out of using it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 10-06-2019 10:22 PM

Thanks Steve!
For me it will work, I am sure. The knob was something, I had laying around. But in the meantime, I found a better knob:
And for someone, who does serious leatherwork, I found a nicer clamping mechanism too:
But for me, I just wanted a small desktop-model for occasional stitching.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#3 posted 10-07-2019 03:52 PM

Every help in any kind of workshop is very welcome….very inovative and handy

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-07-2019 04:00 PM

Thanks Ivan! Until now, I am missing some tools an materials to try it out, so I am very curious how it will go.
Oh, and of course it’s not my innovation. You can find lots of stitching ponies here, on Youtube and via Google.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#5 posted 11-15-2020 12:01 AM

Super nice pony.
I love sewing leather.
All you need is some leather needels, thread and you can use a fork for spacing and drill the holes with a Dremmel tool.
Go for it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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