Excerpts from the book: Though slower, hand sewing is superior to machine sewing. It is the best method of stitching two or more pieces of leather together for years of wear and service. Before machines, everything required stitching was sewn by hand. Much hand sewing is still being done where better construction and quality leathergoods are desired. Al Stohlman introduces you to a variety of stitching techniques and provides you with valuable information on the tools and materials you'll need to get started. 72 pages.