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  • Wallet Liner Instructions by Collin Williams
    January 7, 2021

    Wallet Liner Instructions by Collin Williams

    1. Cut the card slots on the interior per the pattern. 2. Using the provided guide, mark the bottom of each card slot (vertical for vertical cards and horizontal for horizontal cards) as shown 3. Using double sided tape, place...

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  • Gift Ideas To Make Your Mark
    September 29, 2020

    Gift Ideas To Make Your Mark

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! To celebrate the season, we have free patterns and gift ideas for everyone on your list! Make your mark with a custom hair-on cowhide clutch, watch band, leather jewelry ideas, ornaments, and...

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  • Appaloosa Double Shoulders
    August 13, 2020

    Appaloosa Double Shoulders

    Appaloosa Double Shoulders are 100% Veg-Tanned leather that has been aniline-dyed and finished to a beautiful semi-gloss. It has a medium stretch with a subtle pull-up effect and moderate pebble texture. These Double Shoulders average 12-14 sq. ft. with a...

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  • Quality Assurance Program
    August 6, 2020

    Quality Assurance Program

    When you work with leather, you're creating something of lasting quality. Every cut, every stitch, every flourish and every imperfection are the details you obsess over. It's not just about making: it's about making it well. At Tandy, we share...

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  • Basic Tools for Beginning Leatherworkers
    June 30, 2020

    Basic Tools for Beginning Leatherworkers

    By Jim Linnell When I first got introduced to leatherworking, I started with the Lucky Seven Tool Set that Tandy Leather was selling at the time—50 or so years ago!  A common misconception I’ve heard for years from potential leatherworkers...

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  • Legacy Brand Leather Satchel
    June 19, 2020

    Legacy Brand Leather Satchel

    Legacy Brand Leather was created by Ted Atkins in 2013 with the intent to share his passion for minimally designed leather goods. "For me, the word 'legacy' has grown to mean 'to pass the torch' to the next generation. This...

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  • New Sierra Deertan Sides
    June 17, 2020

    New Sierra Deertan Sides

    Our new Sierra Deertan Cowhide Sides have the soft, supple feel of fine garment deerskin as well as the toughness and durability of cowhide. Plus, it’s water-resistant, adding a dimension of wearability to garments made from this leather. These sides...

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  • Pontedero Double Shoulders
    June 11, 2020

    Pontedero Double Shoulders

    Pontedero Double Shoulders are full-grain, A/B grade Italian veg-tanned cowhide that has been hand-stained. It is a semi-pliable leather with a subtle texture that has minimal stretch and a very light pull-up effect. This leather has been finished using traditional,...

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  • New Kodiak Bends & Shoulders
    June 11, 2020

    New Kodiak Bends & Shoulders

    Kodiak Sides have been a longtime customer favorite leather. The rich oil-tanned hide is known for its durability and beautiful pronounced grain and now this favorite is available in 2 new cuts—Bends and Single Shoulders! “Kodiak is one of our...

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  • Bucket Tote by Claridge Leather
    June 10, 2020

    Bucket Tote by Claridge Leather

    Tanner Claridge is a Montana craftsman! Follow him on Instagram @claridge_leather. Things to consider before you start: The pattern is for a simple tote, but it can be customized in many ways, as in the case of this Mountain Bag....

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