Today’s post is a collection of two videos from Nigel Armitage, a well-known figure in the leatherworking world who’s famous for both his craftsmanship and his clear and concise teaching. Nigel is a great go-to resource for leather goods makers around the world and has inspired a great many beginners and professionals alike through his popular Youtube channel.
Nigel has been featured on our blog in a few other posts in the past, but because we’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about the specifics of bag construction, we thought this would be a good opportunity to share a few of his videos that have helped us in the past.
When watching the videos below, notice the ease and precision with which Nigel demonstrates a clean saddle stitch in addition to his advice on how to reinforce and strengthen the gusset at the top of the bag.
outstanding video, thanks for sharing. explains a lot of tips and techniques in a very clear and concise manner. the step by step instructions are very good and well documented. wonder what size thread he is using to stitch with.
Thanks for your feedback, Tom! Nigel is a great teacher and we love being able to work closely with him. I’m happy that we were able to help in sharing this video. Thanks again!
He usually uses .8 or 1 mm thread for a project this size.
Always great to watch The Master at work! Thanks to all who brought this to us.
Glad you enjoyed watching, Matthew! We love being able to work closely with Nigel.
Nice video. Clearly explained . Thanks for sharing with us
Glad you enjoyed it. Nigel is a great teacher.
These kinds of videos help so much for someone just starting, so much useful info. I have never seen a gusset sewn before, and had no idea how till now. Thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome, Mike! Glad you got something useful out of this. Keep in touch!
Love this video. Could you share what type and weight of leather that was used?
Thanks for checking out our blog post, Peggy! Nigel is a close friend and we love the work that he does. I’d reach out to him directly with any questions that you have.