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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.


  Vegetable Tanned Tooling Leather - Veg Tan   Hair on Hides, Hair on Leather Hides  

  Hair On Cowhide | Hair on Calfskin |  Deer, Deerskin | Elk, Elkskin, Elk Hide |  

 Deertan Cowsides - Deer Tanned Cow  |  Aniline Cowhide Leather  |  Pearl Apron Splits |  

 Garments Splits - Garment Suede Split leather   Deer Skin & Elk Hides | 

  Pig Suede - Velvet Pig Suedes  |   Rabbit Fur Pelts |

 Leather Terms Defined | Yards Converted to Sq. Feet of Leather |Thickness Conversion |  

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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

Vegetable Tanned Tooling Leather - VegTan
Process of making leather using tanning obtained from
barks, woods or other parts of trees and plants,
Most outstanding characteristics is this leather can be used to carve leather projects,
embossing leatherwork as well as tooling leathercrafts.
Leather tanned like this is used for holsters, belts, saddles,
shoe soles, knife sheaths, tooled wallets, purses, etc.

live oak tooling sides, vegetable tanned tooling leather, vegtan leather
TOOLING SIDE 2/3oz
TOOLING SIDE 3/4OZ
TOOLING SIDE 4/5OZ
TOOLING SIDE 5/6OZ
TOOLING SIDE 6/7OZ
TOOLING SIDE 8/9OZ

craftsman oak double shoulder, veg tan leather, vegetable tanned leatheroak leaf double shoulder, veg tan leather, vegetable tanned leather

DOUBLE SHOULDER 3/4 OZ
DOUBLE SHOULDER 4/5 OZ
DOUBLE SHOULDER 6/7 OZ
DOUBLE SHOULDER 7/8 OZ
DOUBLE SHOULDER 8/9 OZ


double shoulder black, veg tan leather, vegetable tanned leather
Black Vegetable Tanned Leather - DOUBLE SHOULDER 8/9oz

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Hair On Hides, Hair On Leather Hides
select saddle wool shearling, saddle lining wool, shearling, leather
9066-99    BARK TANNED SHEARLING
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 

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.
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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 
hides average 5' x 6', ranging from 32 to 40 sq. ft.
brown, white hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hidebrown, white hair on cowhide, cowhide rug hair-on cow hide
9117-02 Brown and White Hair-On Cowhide Rug
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 
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 
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 

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
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
Each hair on calfskin varies in design, these leather
skins average 30" x 37" (6 sq. ft.)

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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 ~ Deerskin Gold

saddletan, saddle tan, deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deer skin Leather  ~ Deerskin SaddleTan 

white deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins

Garment Deerskin Leather ~ Deerskin White

black deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deerskin Leather  ~ Deerskin Black
smoke deerskin, deer hide, deer leather hides and skins
Garment Deerskin Leather  ~ 9301-36    Deerskin Smoke 

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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
Elk Hide Gold Average 23 sq. ft. 
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Deertan Cowsides - Deer Tanned Cow

Deertan Cowsides - Deertan 2.75-3.25 OZ

Deertan Cow, Deertanned cow leather

Deertan Cowhides are an Aniline Full Grain Leather with a Phenomenal Tannage.
Looks and Feels like Deerskin. Wonderful for Chaps, Handbags, and Luggage.
Scotchguarded for Extra Protection! 
Black 175BKLN   
|   Chocolate 176CHLN   |   Brown #5 177BRLN   |   Cognac 178COLN
Mahogany 179MALN   |   British Tan 180BTLN   |   Tobacco 181TOLN   |   Dusk 182DULN
Champagne 183CHLN   |   Gold 184GOLN   |   Cream 185CRLN   |   Pearl 186PELN
Navy 187NALN   |   Burgundy 188BULN   |   Forest Green 189FGLN   |   Red 190RDLN
Dark Grey 191DGLN   |   Taupe 192TPLN   |   Rust 193RULN

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Dakota Leather

Dakota (Aniline finish)
Dakota Leather Cow - Chap Sides

Black Dakota cowsides 240BK   |   Chocolate cowsides 241CH   |   British Tan cowsides 242BT
Beige cowsides 243BE   |   Red cowsides 244RD   |   Navy cowsides 245NA

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PEARL APRON SPLITS / MULE HIDE - Cowsides 5-8 OZ
The Definitive Choice For Chaps and Saddle Seats
Excellent For Work Aprons, Maritime Use and Moccasin Soles.
Available in Both Sides and Double Butts!
Pearl Splits 5/6 Oz 635PEHH   |   Pearl Splits 7/8 Oz 6354H
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Cowhide Splits - Garment

Cowsides 2-3 Oz.
Garment Split Cowhide - Suede Leather

Silky Buffed Sueded Splits 6-9 Square Feet
Perfect for Garments and Chaps
White leather 650WH   |   Light Beige 651LB   |   Pink 651PK   |   Buckskin 652BU   |   Teal 653TE
Fuchsia 654FU   |   Classic Camel 655CC   |   Dogwood 656DO   |   Peach 657PE   |   Dusty Rose 658DR
Emerald Green 659EG   |   Red 661RD   |   Eggplant 662EG   |   Burgundy 663BU   |   Tobacco 664TO
Golden Brown 665GB   |   Rust 666RU   |   Brown #5 667B5   |   Dark Brown 668DB   |   Light Grey 669LG
Mint 670MI   |   Dark Grey 671DK   |   Moss 672MO   |   Forest Green 673FG   |   Azure 674AZ
Navy Blue 675NB   |   Medium Blue 676MB   |   Royal Blue 687RB   |   Turquoise 686TU   |   Black leather 677BK
Purple 679PU   |   Watermelon 681WA   |   Gold 682GO   |   Jade 683JA

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Deer and Elk Skins

Elk - Elkskin 3-4 Oz.
Elk - Elkskin - Elk Leather

Sold by full hide
Full hide averages 18-25 Sq. Ft. each
(We do sometimes get in hides of deer that we will cut BUT normally add Deer is Sold by full hide)
Golden (Gold Elk leather) 340GOM   |   Tobacco 341TOM   |   Cream 342CRM   |   Chocolate 343CHM
Dusk 344DUM   |   White Elk Leather 345WHM   |   Black 346BKM   |   Palomino 347PAM   |   Mahogany 348MAM

Deerskin Leather - Buckskin Leather
Deer Leather, Deerskin, Buckskin

Sold by full hide
(We do sometimes get in hides of deer that we will cut BUT normally add Deer is Sold by full hide)
8-12 Sq. Ft. 2.5-3 Oz. Soft and durable hides average 8-12 sq. ft.
Deerskin being a game animal, is subject to holes, blemishes and scaring.  
White Deer skin 301WH   |   Cream 302CR   |   Imitation Braintan 303BT   |   Palomino 304PA   |   Dusk 305DU
Gold 306GO   |   Burnt Cork 307BC   |   Rust 308RU   |   Mahogany 309MA   |   Chocolate 310CH
Black 311BK   |   Red 313RD   |   Grey 314GR   |   Turquoise 317TU   |   Purple 318PU
Forest Green 319FG   |   Royal Blue 320RB

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Rabbit Fur Pelts - Rabbit Skins

Natural Color Rabbit Pelts
Assorted natural colors of rabbit skins. Rabbit Pelts are used for a great array of projects, crafts, decoration and more.   

rabbit pelt, rabbit skin rabbit hides, rabbit fursrabbit furs, natural rabbit furs, rabbit skins, natural rabbit skins
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      

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Pig Hides - Pig Leather - Pig Suede - Velvet Pig Suede

Pig suede - Velvet Pig Suede 11-15 Sq. Ft. 1.5-2 Oz. (.6-.8 mm)
Pigsuede, Velvet Pig leather, pig suede

Pigsuede, Velvet Pig leather, pig suede

Super Soft Form Fitting Perfect For That Special Garment Or Belt Easy To Sew Color
White 450WH   |   Beige 451BE   |   Camel 452CA   |   Desert 453DT   |   Butter 454BT
Taupe 455TP   |   Saddle 456SA   |   Curry 457CU   |   Luggage 458LU   |   Wheat 459WT
Eggplant 472EP   |   Tobacco 460TO   |   Chestnut 461CH   |   Cognac 462CO   |   Brown 463BN
Black Nappa 464BKG   |   Expresso 464EX   |   Black 465BK   |   Pink 466PI   |   Hot Pink 467HP
Fuchsia 468FU   |   Corral 469CL   |   Red 470RD   |   Burgundy 471BY   |   Periwinkle 473PE
Sky Blue 474SB   |   Lavender 475LA   |   Purple 476PU   |   Turquoise 477TU   |   Teal 478TE
Jade 479JA   |   Ocean 480OC   |   Rose 480RO   |   Royal Blue 481RB   |   Electric Blue 482EL
Navy 483NA   |   Lime 484LI   |   Loden 485LO   |   Emerald Green 486EM   |   Moss 487MO
Forest Green 488FG   |   Denim 489DM   |   Light Grey 490LG   |   Madison Grey 491MA   |   Dark Grey 492DG

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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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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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If you are looking for leather craft supplies,
Custom leather work, leather carving & leather tooling 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 Leatherwork Supply Needs
Your Los Angeles source for Leathercraft Supplies

We are Authorized Sales Centers Tandy Leather Factory,  LF Tandy,  and other major leather suppliers.
You can purchase any of the leathercraft 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

Selling Leathercraft Supplies and Teaching People How To Use Them Since 1999
Custom Leather For 30+ Years!
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