The Process

The craft of leatherwork goes back a very, very long time. We have evidence that the Neanderthals were tanning leather around 100,000 years ago. Methods of creating and perfecting leather goods were developed over thousands of years and the techniques of traditional leathercraft are still used today by artisans.

I use a collection of hand tools to transform leather hides into belts, straps, wallets and other items in my workshop. This is a lengthy process and even the smallest items take hours to complete. If I am not completely happy with a product I have made, I will start again. It simply would not make sense for me to send out anything but my best each and every time.

How to place an order for your own custom leather item

Step 1

The first step of the process is for you to check my current lead time to see how long it will take to make your item. Although I would love to spend all day every day making things, there are many other aspects of the job that can’t be neglected. This means that I can’t guarantee a fast turnaround for my products. Please bear this in mind if intending to purchase as a gift. The lead time is an estimate. 

Step 2

Happy with the timescale? Choose your item. Select a product from the range in the Shop and go through choosing your leather, thread and metalwork. If you’re after something that isn’t currently shown, please email me and explain what it is you would like. I can then take a look to see if it would be possible. If there is a leather or thread colour you require that is not listed then please let me know; it may be that I have that colour in my next materials order or can consider it for the near future. 

Step 3

Once you have chosen everything you want and placed your order, it will be entered into the queue. All of my products are made to order and I complete orders in the sequence that they arrive. I will contact you with an estimated delivery date.

Step 4

When I get to your order in the queue I will go through the stages of the crafting process, which begin by cutting leather from the hide or hides you have chosen. I cut each piece to the right shape and size and carefully stitch them together. The edges of the item are then burnished, polished and waxed to increase the lifespan of the item and the final touches are completed. You will be kept up to date on the progress of your item with notifications of each stage. 

Step 5

When your order is complete it will be posted to you via Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class. That way I can check when your order has been successfully delivered and signed for.


If you want to learn about the process in greater detail, please send me an email and I would be happy to tell you all about it. I believe communication between customer and craftsman is crucial throughout the process. Please leave a review after you’ve had a chance to use your leather goods as they not only help other customers learn about the products but they also help me make sure my designs are as good as they can be.

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