How to Sew a Sami Reindeer Bracelet Part 2

Sami Bracelet

How to stitch the back of a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet.
This article is a continuation from How to Make a Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet
Step 1 – How to Weave the Pewter braid ‘Pulla’ 4 Strand Pattern
Step 2 – How to Sew the Pewter Braid to Reindeer Leather

Please Note:
I supply these patterns and instructions for making Sami style crafts free of charge.
These are provided for your personal use only.
Please be respectful of the Saami and their cultural heritage and do not sell your work as ‘Sami’ unless you are a Sami.

Sami Bracelet Kits and supplies can be purchased from my Paivatar website or my Etsy shop.

Waxed Linen Thread

When sewing with Linen thread I like to wax it first with a bit of beeswax.
Run the cut length of thread through a beeswax block a few times before threading the needle. I find that this gives the linen a smoother surface and makes it easier to sew through the reindeer leather.

Beeswax Block
Beeswax Block

The reindeer leather is stitched using a Leather Glovers needle and waxed Linen thread.
Working from the back of the bracelet fold and pinch the edges of the reindeer leather so that they meet in the middle of the bracelet.
Secure the top edge together with a few stitches through both the top and bottom layers of the leather.

I am using a stitch that is similar to a Baseball Stitch and is used to join the 2 ends of the folded reindeer leather together.

How to Sew Reindeer Leather
How to Sew Reindeer Leather

Working from the Left hand side of the leather, Push the needle through the bottom of the reindeer leather to the top surface.

How to Sew Reindeer Leather
How to Sew Reindeer Leather

Cross the needle over to the Right hand side and push the needle from the bottom of the reindeer leather to the top surface.

How to Sew Reindeer Leather
How to Sew Reindeer Leather

Pull the thread through the leather.

How to Sew Reindeer Leather
How to Sew Reindeer Leather

Cross over to the Left side and repeat the stitching.

Work your way down the seam, pinching the leather together as you stitch.
Secure the end of the bracelet by sewing a few stitches through both the back and front of the bracelet.

Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet - Alder
Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet – Alder

Step 1 – How to Weave the Pewter braid ‘Pulla’ 4 Strand Pattern
Step 2 – How to Sew the Pewter Braid to Reindeer Leather
Step 3 – How to Sew the Back of a Sami Reindeer Bracelet

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SUPPLIES

Nylon Thread
SINGER 260 Clear Invisible Nylon Thread, 135-Yard
Leather Glovers Needles
John James Glovers Needles, Size
Waxed Linen Sewing Thread
Gutermann Waxed Extra Strong Linen Sewing Thread
Beeswax
>Beesworks (6) 1oz Yellow Beeswax Bars
Sewing Thimble
Dritz 204-M Soft Comfort Thimble, Size Medium,Green
Small Sewing Scissors
Fiskars 94817797 Micro-Tip Scissors, 5 Inch, Orange

Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi