Leather Stitching Pony

A stitching pony is a wooden tool with two arms used to hold leather items securely while they are being hand-sewn. Leather can be a thick, tough material. Sometimes, having two hands free makes feeding a needle and pulling the thread through a much easier process. They are similar to a stitching horse, though much smaller.

The stitching pony is generally placed on a chair and sat on. Its position is secured by the weight of the person sitting on it, and two vertical arms that extend up that will hold the leather. They’re joined in the middle with an adjustment screw, so the space between them can be widened and narrowed. The leather to be sewn is placed in between the arms, and the arms are tightened, holding the leather in place.

It is always important to ensure that any material that touches leather during the leather working process is soft, and won’t leave any unwanted imprints or marks behind. Since it’s made of smoothed wood, the stitching pony provides a gentle surface for gripping leather. If preferred, something soft such as a cloth or other leather can be placed between the stitching pony arms and the leather being worked, further providing protection from scratches.