Using the Speedy Stitcher® to Sew Webbing & Canvas
The Speedy Stitcher® is a wonderful tool that should be in every sailor’s toolbox onboard their sailboat. It’s vital for quick sail repairs — or even canvas repairs — when your sewing machine can’t reach the area on your sail. It’s also great to have around for quick fixes when you don’t want to get your sewing machine out and set it up for such a short amount of sewing needed. In today’s video, we’re going to show you how to use the Speedy Stitcher to sew webbing on a sailboat’s tack corner to make a “dog ear.” We’ll be using the waxed twine that comes with the tool. Then, we’ll also show you how you can use the Speedy Stitcher® to sew canvas using lighter sewing machine thread (sold separately). Let’s get started.
The first thing you need to do is properly thread the Speedy Stitcher with the waxed twine that comes with the awl or whatever sewing thread you are using for your project. Threading the awl is a bit of a process (much like threading a sewing machine) so pay attention closely to how we do it in the video.
Once you have the tool threaded, you can keep going with learning how to use the awl to make stitches. Watch our short video to see how it’s done!
Well, how did your sewing turn out? Did you enjoy using the Speedy Stitcher? What other projects could you imagine using this handy little tool for? If you have any other questions regarding the Speedy Stitcher or any of the other products we sell here at Sailrite, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to assist our customers in their DIY endeavors. You can call, email or online chat with one of our highly skilled customer service representatives.