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  • Duck+Chick Make Kits!

    Duck+Chick Make Kits!

      Oakland sisters Brianna and Ashley combine their love for leather and passion for helping others through their company Duck+Chick. By selling their handmade leather goods, they can raise money for nonprofit organizations. When they first started, they donated to...

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  • Featured Maker: Elia De Leòn

    Featured Maker: Elia De Leòn

    I’m Elia De Leòn, designer and leather smith. I come from generations of dressmakers, which inspired me to pursue a degree in fashion design. After a few years of studying the trade, I debuted my first collection in NYFW. When...

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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States each year from September 15th through October 15th to recognize the culture, history, contributions, and accomplishments of Americans of Hispanic descent. Leatherworking and the Hispanic culture are indisputably intertwined. In the...

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  • Small Bag Instructions by Collin Williams

    Small Bag Instructions by Collin Williams

    Build a small bag with these step-by-step instructions! Click here to download the free pattern.  YOU WILL NEED: 4 SQFT of a firm tempered 6/7oz leather 1 SQFT of firm 2/3oz leather 3 6/7 oz. 1” wide straps 15” long...

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    Our Sneaker Starter Pack will get you started making a pair of leather sneakers in one of three styles, low-top, mid-top, or high-top! This intermediate-level project includes a pair of insoles and outsoles, pattern, and project instructions.An ideal project for...

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