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Harness Needle 002, John James Original, Leather Sewing Needle, blunt tip

Harness Needle 002, John James Original, Leather Sewing Needle, blunt tip
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Harness needles are made for saddle stitching or any leather work with pre-perforated holes. They have a blunt tip and will not scratch of puncture leather or another material accidentally while you are working with it. This listing is for one or several original John James needles which are widely considered the best.

Although they are made for leather sewing, harness needles are my bookbinding needles. They shorter compared to a bookbinding needle makes them easier to handle for me, but mostly I love them because they are blunt. If you pre-punch the holes in your signature with a jig, I would recommend using a harness needle instead of a bookbinding needle for sewing, so that you don't accidentally hurt the paper.

I carry two sizes of harness needles, this listing is for size 002 which is the slightly shorter, thinner one, with a smaller eye. It fits NeL 18/3 thread, but thicker threads are challenging. Fort thicker threads, find the size 2/0 here:

If you buy a set of 25 needles, you'll receive them in the original booklet. If you buy a single or set of three they will come attached to a piece of scrap card. If you need a different amount, let me know, and I'll make you a price.


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