This is a mini pictorial tutorial on the decorative bar tack.
We make all our bespoke shoes with this type of hand-stitching. It serves the same function as a regular bar tack but takes longer to finish. Tiny details can make a big difference and this adds a very intimate detail to shoes, at least for me.
Thread, Curved Needles, Awl
Pre-punch with sewing machine and widen slightly with awl (from the lining side)
I thread mine through roughly 8 times
Making the first loop (If i'm not wrong this is the same as a buttonhole stitch)
Placing each stitch right next to each other
Finish by tying ends behind the tongue (Pardon the poor lining pattern)
Another finished bartack