Speedy Stitcher® Sewing Awl
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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.


Overall Rating : 4.86 81 Reviews

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Brenda Wiseman
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Easy to use !!

roger kluthe
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Takes a little getting used to but once you do, works great. Encourage watching the excellent videos on “how to”

Danny Redman
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Good for emergencies!

This is a good product for camping and Hunting.

David Okino
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used the speedy stitcher to repair a long rip in a duffel bag made of thick canvas/vinyl material. Worked great and looks good as new.

Kilian Gillen
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I just used it to repair a 9' beach umbrella. It took a few minutes of practice but that was it. Umbrella is ready for the beach!

Stephen Mercer
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Perfect for jobs awkward jobs where a machine isn’t feasible and where free handing would be laborious.

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Sewing made as simple as 1-2-3. Easy to learn, success on first use!

I was VERY impressed with the quality of workmanship and the brilliance of this simple, yet thoughtfully designed tool. For someone new to sewing, the instructions were very clear and well written, so first time through was easy as 1.2.3. GREAT JOB and I'm glad to have this tool in my toolbox!

Kinn Webb
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Nice product and highly recommend.

Jack Wright
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Excellent for repairing an old physician's bag. Thank you for recommending it. It would be nice if the instructions were printed larger. They are difficult to read since the print is so small.

Lorie Martin
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Portable and great for heavy fabrics.

Making custom window covers for van. This is great for sewing fabric over those covers.

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