I was getting ready to record a more detailed saddle stitch video for the blog but happily discovered that Nigel from Armitage Leather put together a nice detailed video on how to hand sew leather. I think Nigel is left-handed so you’d reverse the technique for right handers but it is the same idea.
Super key is how the awl moves in your hand. Until I mastered this, my hand sewing was sloooowwwww!!! Here’s the video: