Generic Leathercraft Process by

A generic illustration from start to end of a Leathercraft Project. When you are just getting started, it is important to have an overview of the process and general steps in a leathercraft project.

By understanding the flow, the leathercraft knowledge and skills that you pick up will make more sense. When I started out a few years ago, I had to learn it the hard way trying to understand the full life cycle of a leathercraft or leatherwork project. With this infographic, I tried to make it as simple as possible to understand.

Typically, a generic Leathercraft process will be similar as illustrated in the infographic above. However, the process may differ for more complex projects.

  • Step 1: Deciding on what you want to make
  • Step 2: Choosing the right leather
  • Step 3: Preparing / Marking the leather for cutting
  • Step 4: Cut out the leather pieces
  • Step 5: Crafting process which involves multiple techniques
  • Step 6: Final touches

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Now that you understand the fundamental process, the next few chapters will be more relatable as you are able to correlate the reasoning and importance of the type of project, choosing leather, what tools to use and what techniques are needed, and so on.

Leathercraft Basics – Table of Content

Chapter 1: Leathercraft Basics Introduction
Chapter 2: Understanding the Leathercraft Process (You are here)
Chapter 3: Tools Needed for Leathercraft
Chapter 4: Leather Explained – Choosing The Right Leather
Chapter 5: Leather Dye
Chapter 6: Burnishing Agents
Chapter 7: Adhesive / Glue
Chapter 8: Leather Finishes
Chapter 9: Leathercraft Techniques (Coming Soon)
Chapter 10: Machinery used in Leathercraft (Coming Soon)

Credit: Featured Image by Ash Edmonds