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Italian Excellence: Exploring the Luxury of Leather

Italian Excellence: Exploring the Luxury of Leather

Welcome fellow leather lovers! Today, we want to talk about a true gem in the world of leather crafting: Italian leather pebble grain sides and whole hides. Now, we know what you're obviously thinking - "Italian leather? Pebble grain? Tell me more!"

So, buckle up because have we got the details for you. Okay, so you've got a project in mind, whether it's crafting a chic leather jacket, a statement bag, or some sleek small leather goods. You want something that not only looks fantastic but also stands the test of time. That's where Italian leather pebble grain hides swoop in to save the day.

Sourced from Italy (and available in over two dozen colors) these sides and whole hides are chrome tanned, and pigmented with a drum dye and buffed finish for a soft tempered, flexible, long-lasting hide.



First off, let's talk about the colors. Oh boy, do we have options! From rich browns to vibrant blues, from classic blacks to earthy greens, there's a hue for every taste and project. Not only do you have a choice from neutrals though, no-no! This line also sports vibrants, metallics and even color-changing iridescents! And here's the best part - the colors are consistent and beautiful across the board. No surprises here, folks. Your product lines can benefit from the practices of the Italian tanneries, allowing your customer's expectations to be met every time.



Now, onto the feel. If you're a fan of that classic pebble grain texture, you're in for a treat. This leather boasts a lasting pebble grain that adds depth and character to your creations. It's the kind of texture that makes you want to run your fingers over it again and again. Trust us, it's addictive.

But wait, there's more! This chrome-tanned leather is not only easy on the eyes but also on your crafting process. Thanks to its limited stretch, you won't have to worry about your project losing its shape over time. 



And let's not forget about the toughness. Italian pebble grain hides are like the Energizer Bunny of the leather world - they just keep going and going. So go ahead, put them through their paces. These babies can handle it.


On to the real, and best, question - where can you get your hands on some of this fabulous leather? Well, my friends, you're in luck. You can snag these hides, whether you're after a whole hide in classic black or a side in one of the many stunning colors available, by dropping by your local Tandy store to look over the samples and make your purchase! 

Use our STORE LOCATOR to find your closest shop!



These beautiful leathers are fantastic for so many projects, but if you're looking for some specific inspiration, we're here to help! 

Our wide range of ACRYLIC TEMPLATES are fantastic jumping off points. Like this Alyssa Crossbody Bag shown below. 


PAPER PATTERNS are also a great option when getting started with leathercrafting and a stunning way to use these hides. A favorite of ours is the Phoenix Tote Paper Pattern, shown here!



So there you have it, folks. Italian leather pebble grained sides: the perfect choice for all your crafting dreams. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just dipping your toes into the world of leather crafting, trust me when I say, you won't be disappointed. Happy crafting!

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