This thread, manufactured by Julius Koch in Germany, India and Ukraine is accepted as being the very best for hand sewing leather. (Also known as Ritza 25)
It is a pre-waxed, flat, braided polyester thread. It's exceptionally strong, sews easily and lies flat providing a better look and more protection than your typical round threads.
- Very light leather in gloves, wallets, etc is best sewn with 0.6mm thread and 004 needles
- For light leather we have 0.8mm Tiger thread, use 002 or 1/0 needles
- For the majority of jobs we recommend 1mm thread and 1/0 or 2/0 needles.
- For thicker leather we recommend 1.4mm Tiger thread and 3/0 needles.
All samples are wrapped around coroplast to eliminate tangling, and sent through the mail.
See our listing for John James needles, a perfect complement for Tiger thread.