Difference between hand-stitched and machine sewed leather products? Some mentioned that hand stitched leather goods were more durable because of different stitching methods. (Even if stitches became loosen or cut off by any forces, that would be a fraction of stitching lines (due to special stitching methods) but won’t affect entire threads. Agree and it’s true. I also love machine sewed leather goods for other reasons though. And there are ways to recover stitches if that really happens - it’s never a disaster..