Harbour Handcraft – Traditional Techniques
Saddle stitchThis is a traditional technique of a very durable and beautiful stitching.
With this approach, we manually punch holes and assemble parts of the product with strong waxed linen thread. The saddle stitch provides high strength so that even if one stitch is damaged, those closest to it will not weaken. Sewing items manually we pay careful attention to the elegance of thread layout and the reliability of the seam in general. It is impossible to replicate such a seam on a machine. Each stitch is well-considered and is situated in its place. It is of the right size for each of the different dimensions of the goods.
The line we press by hand with a special tool is usually only used for decoration. This technique probably came from saddlery, where it was used to "bake" the edge of the leather to reduce water absorption.
Edge Heat Creasing
This technique gives the product a more aesthetic look and embodies the idea of authentic, refined beauty.