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How To Sew With An Awl

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    • Loosen the awl by holding the smooth end and twisting the ridged piece counterclockwise.

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    • Insert the needle into the ridged end of the awl, with the eye facing outward.

    • Retighten the awl by holding the smooth end and twisting the ridged end clockwise.

    • Insert the cotter pin into the hole in the smooth end.

    • The cotter pin provides a nice handle for working with the awl.

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    • Thread the needle with very thick thread.

    • Align your material. In this case we are resewing the webbing holding a buckle in place.

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    • Stab the threaded needle of the awl through all the layers of fabric you are sewing.

    • Thick material is very hard to puncture. Be careful not to puncture yourself in the process.

    • If you are having difficulty puncturing the material, you can use a vice to hold the material in place, or place something on the backside of the material to puncture into. A rubber eraser works great.

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    • Pull the short end of the thread through the material, so that it dangles free on the other side of the material.

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    • While holding on to the short, free end of the thread, carefully pull the awl back through the material.

    • The short, free end of the thread should stay on the other side of the material.

    • Continue holding the short, free thread, and puncture the material again a short distance away, moving along the material you are sewing.

    • This distance will become a stitch. Try to keep your stitch length short and even.

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    • Pull the thread from the eye of the needle, creating a loop.

    • Put the short, free end of the thread through the loop you just created in the thread.

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    • Holding the short, free end of the thread taught, pull the awl back out through the material.

    • Pull both ends of the thread taught.

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    • Continue reinserting the awl, creating a loop of thread from the eye of the needle, threading the short, free end, and removing the awl to create your stitches.

    • While you are getting the hang of it, refer back to steps 6-9 of this guide.

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    • When you come to the end of your material, take one last stitch.

    • Clip the end of the thread that runs through the needle, leaving enough length to tie a couple of knots.

    • Remove the awl.

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    • Tie an overhand knot with the two ends of the thread.

    • Pull taught.

    • Tie another knot or two to secure the stitching.

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    • Clip the threads, and admire your handiwork.

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