So your favourite
saddle has started to come apart at the seams – quite literally!
What are you going to do? Throw it in the bin? Chuck it in the
cupboard under the stairs? No! Take it to Oakside Saddlery for
Most leather items can
be repaired, especially if the stitching has just worn through. And
it is not just saddles that can be repaired; leather boots, bridles,
dog collars and leads, bags, motorbike leathers, leather belts, and
many other items are repairable. So why not save money and instead of
buying a new item have yours repaired.
Even something as badly
damaged as the above saddle is capable of repair. To keep the
strength and integrity of the item I try and use the holes already
there. I remove all of the old stitching back to a point where it is
still held together firmly. This leaves nice holes that I can then
line up and stitch by hand. By hand stitching means that no
additional holes are made in the leather and it therefore keeps your
item looking like it hasn't been repaired. Additional stitch holes
may also perforate the leather so much that it loses a lot of its
strength and may cause it to rip.
A completed repair can
look like new, is probably much stronger than the original and will
put much need life back in to your old leather. Not only that but it
will save you money!
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