Leather Needle

Set of commercial leather needles. Set of commercial leather needles.

A leather needle is a long needle (between 6-10 cm in length), with a long eye and a characteristic sharp triangular point. This shape enables it to pierce and pass through leather, suede and vinyl, without tearing the ground material.

Leather needles are normally made out of metal, as bone or wooden forms are not generally strong enough to go through the tough ground material. This type of needle is used for all types of leather work, including shoe making, belts, garment making, as well as leather embroidery.

Digital source (retrieved 3rd April 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8th July 2016).


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