The Speedy Stitcher was originally patented in 1909 by Francis Stewart of Central Massachusetts. Mr. Stewart, a prolific inventor, introduced the Speedy Stitcher to the marketplace where it has remained in constant demand for over a century. Today, Silver Creek Leather Company is proud to continue the Speedy Stitcher legacy and manufacture the same high-quality sewing awl in their Southern Indiana facility. The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a tool used by professionals and do-it yourselfers such as leather crafters, sailors, boaters, horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and coaches, just to mention a few. This is an all-in-one sturdy hand tool with waxed polyester thread and diamond point needles that is designed to sew a tight lock stitch, just like a sewing machine, with ease. Customers around the world call it, "indispensable."