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Sewing Marine Canvas - Review of the Speedy Stitcher

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The Speedy Stitcher
Speedy Stitcher

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The Speedy Stitcher is a sailor's sewing awl with a heavy needle and thread used for making repairs in marine canvas such as sails, dodgers, and sail covers. The Speed Stitcher turns what otherwise would be a slow, tedious process of hand-sewing into a fast, enjoyable, sturdy repair job.

The heavy waxed thread spools out from a bobbin in the wooden handle and feeds out through a eye in the needle's tip. The handle fits snugly in your hand, allowing an easy application of enough force to pierce many layers of sailcloth or heavy fabric such as Sunbrella.

Go to the next page to see how the Speedy Stitcher creates a foolproof lock-stitch that will hold up to the most rugged marine applications.

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