Leather Stitching Pony




Introduction: Leather Stitching Pony

About: I make videos on my YouTube channel about all the projects I've made. Check it out Chipped Builds on instagram and YouTube.

I have been wanting to get into leather working for a long time. I keep watching leather making videos on youtube and finally decided to dive in and try some leather projects out. I started small and made a keychain but in the future I want to make more complicated leather items. So I made this quick and easy leather pony.

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Step 1: Cutting the Wood

I ripped this walnut to 3.5" wide.

I then crosscut it to 15" long. You will need two of these.

The I used the cut offs and cut a 45 degree angle on each side. Then I cut them to equal sections and glued them to the 15" boards.

Step 2: Attaching the Arms

Once the wood was dry I cut 45 desgree bevels to make the arms look fancier.

Make sure you pre drill your holes other wise the wood could split. Mine split even though I pre-drilled. So be patient and hope for the best.

I messed up a lot in attaching my hinge to the moveable arm. So make sure you know where it is supposed to geo before you start making holes.

Once that was done I predrilled the bottom and attached some screws to attach the arms to the base.

The base was the same width as the arms.

Step 3: Leather Padding

I used contact cement to attach leather scraps to the heads of the arms so it wouldn't damage any leather while sewing.

Once it was dry I used a exacto knife to trim the excess.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Stitching Pony!

This stitching pony will be very helpful to me in the future so im glad I made one. I also saved a bunch of money by making it myself. If you make one hopefully you wont make as many mistakes as I did.

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    2 years ago on Step 4

    Nice video. You have a very nice shop set up. It is nice to see another woman making things. Good for you


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!


    Reply 2 years ago

    It holds the leather so you don't have to very nice to have when using the Saddle Stitch, the most common Stitch used when sewing leather.


    Reply 2 years ago

    It is used to clamp a piece of leather that you are hand stitching. You put the material between the arms and clamp it so that it is easier to sew.