photo_by MEHI _handcrafted leather knife rolls by Felbert Modes for Tailgate Café.
Custom-made Purses, Personalized Handbags, Customized Leather Bags by MeHi, Toronto's high-end Handbag Designer/Bag-maker | MeHi custom makes designer bags, custom-made purses, customized handbags, personalized leather bags for men (man-bag), men's minimalist wallets, bespoke leather belts, old school satchels, messenger bags to serve his client's needs | Felbert Modes is a new line of made-to-order high-end fashion designer bags, lightweight tote bags, leather bags for guys (man-bag), men's minimalist wallets, old school satchels, chef knife rolls and TTC ticket punch holsters, | —M— Bags and Felbert Bags | Handmade in Toronto, Canada.
You can choose, to have your Felbert bag, belt and leatherwork made using the saddlers-stitch (hand-sewn) method or have it sewn by a lockstitch machine. The difference is price, the look and durability. It costs 1/3 less to make leather items using the lockstitch sewing machine vs saddle stitching by hand with 2 needles and a saddler's awl.
For prolongevity of the item, the saddlers-stitch using waxed linen threads provides a stronger hold, is more flexable than machine stitching and once tamped with a hammer the stitches are one with the skin and its flesh. Machine stitching with synthetic threads tend to cut into the leather, are too stretchy — can become unraveled when rubbed, and is subject to UV degradation whereas linen threads for hand-sewing will wear out first, making re-stitching an easy repair in the future.