The Speedy Stitcher® Sewing Awl is the perfect tool for canvas or leather repairs. Manually produce lock stitches, just like a sewing machine! This package comes with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, as well as everything you will need to get started. Both needles are conveniently stored in the handle, underneath the chuck lock. The Sewing Awl comes pre-threaded with Coarse Waxed Thread, pre-wound on the internal bobbin. The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a great tool for sewing or repairing outdoor and camping equipment, awnings, tents, saddles and harnesses, athletic equipment, tarpaulins, sails and mooring covers, auto tops, upholstery and general household repairs. Add one to your repair bag today!

Made in the USA.

A Note About Needles: There are two needles included in this package: a straight needle and a curved needle. The curved needle can be used to gain additional leverage when stitching thick materials, as well as to create a smoother finish when stitching inside a seam or along an edge. The curved needle is also used for corner work, as it can help you get into — and out of — tight spaces. However, part of it is a preference as some users prefer the curved needle to the straight needle for all their sewing with the Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl. It is recommended by the manufacturer to try both and see what feels best to you.

A #4 Straight Needle is also available, which is used with Fine Waxed Polyester Thread for fine sewing (both sold separately), or with sewing machine thread as shown in the video below.

Package Includes:

  • Speedy Stitcher® Sewing Awl
  • #8 Straight Needle
  • #8 Curved Needle
  • Pre-Installed Bobbin of Coarse Waxed Polyester Thread
  • 30-yard Skein of Coarse Waxed Polyester Thread
  • Easy-to-Follow Illustrated Instructions


Sale Unit: EA
Brand: Speedy Stitcher
Hand Needle Use: General, Leather/Glovers (triangular), Sail


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How to Use Speedy Stitcher

The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is great for sewing when a sewing machine is not available or not feasible. This video shows using the Sewing Awl with the waxed twine included with the kit and a #8 straight needle.

Speedy Stitcher Using Sewing Machine Thread

The Speedy Stitcher comes with waxed twine, but many Sailrite customers want to know if lighter sewing machine threads, like V-69, V-92, or V-138, can be used instead as lighter thread would look better than large twine in certain applications. See this demonstration on how to use the Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl with the #4 Needle (sold separately) and Sewing Machine Thread.

Using the Speedy Stitcher to Sew Webbing & Canvas

The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl can be used when a sewing machine is not available or practical. Here we will sew up some webbing on a sailboat's tack corner to make a "dog ear". Then we will show how to use the speedy stitcher sewing awl to sew canvas using a lighter sewing machine thread rather than the heavier wax twine that comes with the Speedy Stitcher.


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