What leather should I use for making bags?
Our top choice for bag making is the Sedgwick 1900 Collection
, a lovely looking leather with everything on show, available in a range of colours. The 2.3mm thickness is perfect for making a whole range of bags.
If you are looking to make a cartridge bag, we recommend using a vegetable tanned shoulder that is around 2.5mm thick. The Sedgwick 1900 collection would be suitable or, if you are after something a bit different, the Sedgwick’s bag hide
would be a good option in the wheat print option.
What leather should I use for making wallets?
For wallet making, you ideally want your leather to be around 1mm – 1.5mm thick. We recommend using vegetable tanned pig skin
, which has a beautiful texture to it. Our top choice is the greased pig skin as it has a lovely soft feel.
What leather should I use for making belts?
Our Sedgwick mini butts
are perfect for making belts. Shorter than bridle butts, traditional belt makers use these mini butts as they tend to be the correct length. This means you will end up with less wastage and you don’t have the slightly stretchy part of the shoulder at one end. If you want to make a longer belt, then the bridle butt is prefect. We stock the Sedgwick’s range
of bridle butts, as well as a range of John Whites bridle butt
and Italian bridle butts.
Although shoulder leather is not advised, if you would like a non-grease option you could use the Sedgwick 1900 Collection in 3.2 mm thickness. Note that only 3mm or above should be used if using shoulder leather.
What is the best leather to use for dog leads?
For leads, bridle butts
are best as you don’t want them to stretch. If you are looking to make a longer lead, you may require bridle back leather