Leather Stitching Pony




About: I like making stuff.

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.

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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    9 months 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

    1 reply

    Reply 10 months 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 10 months 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.