The Leather Element: Adding a Liner to Your Leather Project

Adding a liner to your leather projects opens a world of possibilities! A liner can be used to add a pop of color to your product or maybe you just need to double up on your leather to reach the desired thickness needed for your project. Either way, lining leather is a simple process and as Chuck says ” the sky is the limit”! In this video, Chuck lines a pouch with some of our new pigskin lining leather.

The Leather Element: Thread, Needles & Chisels

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about what thread to use with what needle and which size chisels to use on what project, so in this video, Chuck is covering all of those questions! We’ve just added some new sizes of Ritza Tiger Thread to our line and Chuck shows the best size needles to use with the different sizes of thread and also shows how each one looks once stitched. We hope this answers your questions and gives you some insight into what will work best for your project!

Shop Ritza Tiger Thread
John James Needles
Flat Stitching Chisels
Diamond Stitching Chisels

The Leather Element: Which Leather Should I Use For My Project?

One of our most asked questions from people just getting started in leathercraft is “what leather should I buy or use for a specific project”? There are a lot of ways to go to answer this question, so we took seven basic projects and Chuck breaks down the leather to two options that will work nicely for each project. We hope this helps answer some of your questions and makes it easier to pick the perfect leather for your project.

Leather shown in this video:
Belts: Natural veg tan double shoulder
Natural veg-tan belt blank
Water Buffalo Single Bend
Water Buffalo Belt Blank

Chrome Tanned Pull-Up Leather
Crazy Horse Water Buffalo Side

Arm Guards:
Single Shoulder

Veg Tan Single Shoulder 4/5 oz. or 8/9 oz.
Holster Leather

Veg tan 2/3 oz. and 3/4 oz.
Chrome Tan

Purses and Bags:
Lexi Top Grain
Pines Milled

Boot Straps:
Telfair Pebble Grain
Santa Rosa Pull-Up