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7624 Tampa Ave. Reseda, Ca. 91335     818 342-9120   HOURS:  Mon. Thru Sat. 10am - 6pm (1PM - 9PM Eastern Time)

We are authorized distributors for many different suppliers

Items listed on the website are items we can get from these suppliers and
may not be stocked in our store at all times   
Please call for pricing and availability

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Product List: Hints On Ordering Leather Hides and leather skins
Leather being a product of nature that is processed into a finished item as opposed to a manufactured product, there are certain things that make ordering leather unique. The size, shape and condition of finished leather is somewhat dependant upon the age and condition of the animal at the time of processing.
When ordering online leather is sold in full sides, double shoulders or skins .

If you are local to us, there are leathers that we will cut for you and they can be sold by as small as a square foot of leather.
We DO NOT cut Elkskin, Deer, Exotic leathers or Hair on hides of any kind. Special order colors and leather hides are not sold as cut  leather, only has full hides, double shoulders or skins.

Chap Cowhide Leather Skins | Deer, Deerskin | Elk, Elkskin, Elk Hide
Hair on Hides, Hair on Leather Hides  Hair On Cowhide | Hair on Calfskin |
Rabbit Skins, Rabbit Pelts   Vegetable Tanned Tooling Leather - Veg Tan

Leather Terms Defined | Yards Converted to Sq. Feet of Leather |
Thickness Conversion
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To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)

IN STORE ONLY ~ Exotic Leathers  IN STORE ONLY
Stingray ~
Available in Large or small skins

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Great for Billfolds, checkbooks, wristbands, belts,  liners in leather projects,  behind filligree leather,
as an insetted piece in your project.  used in leather motorcycle seats etc.
Large $60, Small $30
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To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)

Hair On Hides, Hair On Leather Hides
select saddle wool shearling, saddle lining wool, shearling, leather
Select Saddle Shearling 9066-01 $109.99 per hide
Bark Tanned (Vegetable Tanned) with wool intact, 3/4" thick pile, premium grade natural gold colored sheepskins. Rugged shearling for use on saddle linings and other outdoor gear. Skins are approx. 10 sq. ft. or larger for excellent yield.



synthetic wool, maize, lining, tack, cases, leather lining


Synthetic Wool 9064-02  $34.99 a yard

The synthetic wool is a golden maize color and used for lining in leatherwork projects, it has 1-1/8" heavy weight density pile that is 60" wide for economical cutting.  The synthetic wool is used by many saddlemaker's for in leather saddle repair, for a lining in breast collars and cinches. This is also a commonly used material in lining leather gun cases. Sold by the linear yard.

Hair-On Cowhides

Each skin is unique in design, used for accents, wall hangings rugs, also used for western pillows, cowhide purses & handbags, cowhide checkbook & business card cover sets, and cowhide picture frames in homes. They are also a great leather hide for making wearables such as jackets, vests, chaps belts, hatsand more. These hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.  Choose from varying patterns of black & white, brown & white, brindle or exotic.
Black, white hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hideblack, white hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hide
9117-01 Black and White Hair-On Cowhide Rug $299.99 per hide
hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.
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9117-02 Brown and White Hair-On Cowhide Rug $299.99 per hide
hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.

Exotic hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hideExotic hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hide
9117-03 Exotic Hair-On Cowhide Rug $299.99 per hide
hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.
Brindle hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hideBrindle hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hide
9117-04 Brindle Hair-On Cowhide Rug $299.99 per hide
hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.
Hair On Calf Skin ~ Calfskin Hair-on Hides
High quality, tanned skins feature unique markings and limitless versatility. Great for clothing, accessories and wall, floor and furniture decorations.
black and white hair on calf skin ~ calfskin hair-on hides
9118-01
$99.99 per hide
Black and White Hair on Calfskin ~ Each hair on calfskin varies in design, these leather skins average 30" x 37" (6 sq. ft.)
brown and white hair on calf skin ~ calfskin hair-on hides
9118-02
Brown and White Hair on Calfskin $99.99 per hide
Each hair on calfskin varies in design, these leather
skins average 30" x 37" (6 sq. ft.)


exotic hair on calf skin ~ calfskin hair-on hides
9118-04
Exotic Hair on Calfskin $99.99 per hide
Each hair on calfskin varies in design, these leather
skins average 30" x 37" (6 sq. ft.)

Rabbit Skins, Rabbit Pelts, Rabbit Fur
rabbit pelt, rabbit skin rabbit hides, rabbit furs
Whether you are making purses, pouches or garments, using small pieces of these sking for trimming Native American (American Indian) style crafts such as Kachina
dolls, gourd rattles, dreamcatchers, mandalas, etc., using as trim on projects, lining gloves, collars or cuffs on garments, or simply using a rabbit skin pelt as a accent under displays, or a doily (ornamental mat) the assorted colors of these natural rabbit sking are ideal for varied craft and decorating projects.
9305-00 Individual Rabbit skins, rabbit pelts            $12.99 each
To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)



Chap Cowhide Leather Skins

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Extra Heavy Chap Sides Cowhide, chap side that has a distinctive pebble grain pattern in the leather that will add character to whatever project you are using this leather hide on. This is a heavy weight chap leather. This top grain leather had wax applied during the tanning process to ensure extended durability. Usage of this leather is varied from work chaps, tie straps, saddle strings, bags, cases, and much more. These sides of leather may have occasional brands and scars.
Extra Heavy Chap Sides average 23 sq. ft. and are a 5 to 5.5 oz. weight leather.
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Extra Heavy Chap Sides Black ~ 9107-11  $9.49 Sq. Ft
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Extra Heavy Chap Sides Brown ~ 9107-12  $9.49 Sq. Ft
Motorcycle Leather & Chap Side This leather is considered one of the most versatile motorcycle leathers. Great for chaps, as well as used for motorcycle leathers. Motorcycle Leather and Chap Sides average 24 sq. ft. and are a 4 to 5 oz. weight leather.
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Motorcycle Leather & Chap Side Black ~ 9112-71 $9.49 Sq. Ft
To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)

Deer, Deerskin, Deer Hides

Deer Skin is a durable soft temper leather, specially tanned to be soft and flexible, yet durable.
Because deers are a game animal, deer skin is subject to holes, blemishes and scarring.
This leather is also referred to as buckskin, Frontiersmen, Native Americans (American Indians), Black Powder enthusiasts, and many other leatherworkers use this leather for leathercraft projects.
These hides average 8-10 sq ft. and are a
2.5 to 3 oz. leather.


gold deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deerskin Leather ~ 9301-31  Deerskin Gold $9.49 Sq. Ft



saddletan, saddle tan,  deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deer skin Leather  ~ 9301-34 Deerskin SaddleTan  $9.49 Sq. Ft

white deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins

Garment Deerskin Leather ~ 9301-74 Deerskin White $13.49 sq. ft.

black deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deerskin Leather  ~ 9301-35 Deerskin Black  $9.49 Sq. Ft
smoke  deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deerskin Leather  ~ 9301-36    Deerskin Smoke $ $9.49 Sq. Ft

To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)
Elkskin Elk hide, Elk Leather
Distinctive grain of Elk leather adds character to vests, jackets and western wear. Ideal for making buckskin clothing, Ren Fair Garb, and Native American (American Indian) style Clothing including moccasins and other accessories.
Elk Leather averages 4.5 oz. weight

gold elk hide, elkskin, elk leather
9302-71 Elk Hide Gold Average 23 sq. ft. $10.49 sq. ft. 
To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)


Leather Conversion Chart
Yardage (yds) to Square foot (sq. ft.) conversion for leather hides and skins

Because hides are an irregular shape and are measured in square feet versus linear yards for fabric, this table is provided to assist you in converting from yards of fabric to square footage of leather required to upholster an article of furniture.
The figures below represent the approximate yards of 54" material and square footage of leather based on 1yd. = 18 sq ft needed to upholster the type of furniture shown.
1 YD = 36"x54" = 1944 Sq. In. / 144 Sq. In. (12"x12") = 13.5 Sq. Ft - Order 18 Sq. Ft. - Diff = Loss Factor.

1 yd. = 18 sqft 6 yds = 108 sqft 11 yds = 198 sqft 16 yds = 306 sqft
2 yds = 36 sqft 7 yds = 126 sqft 12 yds = 216 sqft 17 yds = 324 sqft
3 yds = 54 sqft 8 yds = 144 sqft 13 yds = 234 sqft 18 yds = 342 sqft
4 yds = 72 sqft 9 yds = 162 sqft 14 yds = 252 sqft 19 yds = 360 sqft
5 yds = 90 sqft 10 yds = 180 sqft 15 yds = 288 sqft 20 yds = 396 sqft






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Standard Leather Weight Designation Chart
leather hide and leather skin text conversion
Side Upper Leather
HHH
5.5 to 6 oz.
HH
5 to 5.5 oz.
H
4.5 to 5 oz.
HM
4 to 4.5 oz.
M
3.5 to 4 oz.
LM
3 to 3.5 oz.
L
2.5 to 3 oz.
LL
2 to 2.5 oz.

For Plumps of any given weight, place the letter "P" in front of the weight and add one-fourth of an ounce.

The above weight designations represent general practice in the Side Upper Leather Division of the U.S. tanning industry. Weights are gauged in the butt area, along the backbone and approximately six inches in.

TANNERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA, INC.
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Leather Information - Leather Weight, Thickness and Common Uses of  Leather Hides and Skins

2 to 3 oz. weight 2/64" to 3/64" thickness is commonly used for molding, toolable linings, embossing.
3 to 4 oz. weight 3/64" to 4/64" thickness is commonly used for embossing, lightweight billfold backs, clutches.
4 to 5 oz. weight 4/64" to 5/64" thickness is commonly used for billfold backs, organizers, clutches.
5 to 6 oz. weight 5/64" to 6/64" thickness is commonly used for small cases and notebook covers.
6 to 7 oz. weight 6/64" to 7/64" thickness is commonly used for carved handbags, camera cases, journal covers.
7 to 8 oz. weight 7/64" to 8/64" thickness is commonly used for narrow belts, knife sheaths and small holsters.
8 to 9 oz. weight 8/64" to 9/64" thickness is commonly used for belts, holsters, saddle bags.
9 to 10 oz. weight 9/64" to 10/64" thickness is commonly used for heavier holsters and belts over 1-1/2" wide.
10 to 11 oz. weight 10/64" to 11/64" thickness  is commonly used for carpenter's and linemen's belts.
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To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at  inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)

Leather Conversion Charts to assist with Leather inquiry and Questions ~  Leather Conversion Chart

Leather Thickness Conversion Chart

Ounces

Millimeters

Irons

Fractional Inches

Decimal Inches

1

0.40

75

1/64

.016

2

0.80

1.50

1/32

.031

3

1.20

2.25

3/64

.047

4

1.60

3.00

1/16

.063

5

2.00

3.75

5/64

.078

6

2.40

4.50

3/32

.094

7

2.80

5.25

7/64

.109

8

3.20

6.00

1/8

.125

9

3.60

6.75

9/64

.141

10

4.00

7.50

5/32

.156

11

4.40

8.25

11/64

.172

12

4.80

9.00

3/16

.188



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LEATHER TERMS DEFINED
Not sure what type of leather are you looking for... Maybe the following charts will assist you.

Leather
Leather is the tanned or dressed skin of an animal. Possessing qualities superior to any man made material.

Chrome Tanned:
Principal Method of tanning leather with a mineral agent. Chrome tanning is achieved using one or more salts of metal chromium,
which produces a soft and flexible leather ideal for use in garments, upholstery, shoe tops etc.

Finished Leather:
Leather with all processing completed. These processes can include the application of a stamped or corrective grain,
color and a final coating of any protective finish.

Flesh Side of Leather:
Under part or back of leather that was next to the meat of flesh of the animal.

Grain Side of Leather
Epidermis or outer layer of animal skins. Also refers to the outer or hair side of the skin that has been split into 2 or more thickness'
Full Grain is leather just as it is when removed from the animal, with only the hair removed.

Ounce "weight" Of Leather
This measurement is an indication of the thickness of certain kinds of leather. An ounce is of equal value to both 1/64 inch and 0.4 mm thickness.

Suede
A finished product by sanding or running the surface of leather on an emery wheel to separate the fibers in order to produce the nap or fuzz found on Suede leather.

Vegetable Tanned Leather
Process of making leather using tanning obtained from barks, woods or other parts of trees and plants,
Most outstanding characteristics is its ability to be carved, tooled or embossed.
Leather tanned like this is used for holsters, belts, saddles, shoe soles, knife sheaths, tooled wallets, purses, etc.

Moccasin Leather
Leather Used to make moccasins incudes - Buckskin ( Deerskin or Ekskin ), Calfskin, Bullhide or Cow Suede
Our Moccasin kits contain either cow suede or deer-tanned cowhide (a cow hide leather tanned to have the characteristecs of deerskin.)

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To order or inquire about our Leathercraft supplies
please e-mail us at   inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com or Call us at 818-342-9120 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm (PST)
We are located at 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA. 91335 (On Tampa Just north of Saticoy, Dead Center between the 101 and 118 Freeways)



If you are looking for leather craft supplies,
Custom leather work, leather carving & Native American (American Indian) themed craft supplies.
You've found it at Standing Bear's
Trading Post, located in  the San Fernando Valley of  California
Continuing to bring you your Leather Craft Supplies and Native American Craft Supply Needs
Your Los Angeles Leathercraft Supplies & Native Craft Supply Connection

We are Authorized Sales Centers Tandy Leather Factory,  LF Tandy,  Hide crafter Leathercraft  and other major leather and Native American suppliers.You can purchase any of the leathercraft supplies, native craft supplies and other items you find in any of their catalogs through us.
We are authorized distributors for many different suppliers
Items listed on the website are items we can get from these suppliers and
may not be stocked in our store at all times
Please call for pricing and availability

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