The Speedy Stitcher is one of those tools that, once you try it, you wonder how you got along without it. It's really that useful. The stitcher is strong enough to puncture canvas, leather, sails, hides, nylon, even bark while simultaneously sewing a tight lock stitch. And it's easy to understand and use.
Stewart Manufacturing was founded in 1909 when Francis Stewart patented the Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl. The firm is now run by the daughter of Stewart's business partner, Sheila Kelleher. Mrs. Kelleher has kept Stewart a family run company and continues to manufacture the speedy stitcher in up-state New York. Amazingly, the design has not been altered in it's 114 years of production.