So you’ve picked up a new hobby, one that happens to require lots of tools and materials that you don’t just happen to have lying around the house. Could you be referring to leatherworking? We thought so. Well, you’re in luck: Many toolmakers have taken their quality products and packaged them as kits, ensuring that you have all the essentials you need to learn and develop your craft. Ahead, find our top picks among leatherworking kits, some for the true beginner, others that will take you farther into your leather craft studies.
1. Bagerla Leather Working Tools and Supplies
For those looking for a comprehensive kit, this is a great choice. The array of tools includes everything from a hammer, needles, and threaders to hole punchers, rivets, thread, and a full set of alphanumeric stamps. The kit even provides a small self-healing mat to protect your work station. In short, there is little more you might need to get going.
2. Blue Label Leather Tools Set
Not everyone will need every leatherworking tool out there. This kit includes a smaller selection of essentials that will outfit you for most basic projects. The tools are sharp and sturdy, with nice wooden handles that give them a comfortable heft. One of the advantages of a tools-only kit is that you can supply the exact materials you want for each project, avoiding a pileup of unused odds and ends.
3. Realeather Explore Leathercraft Starter Kit
If the element of leathercraft that interests you most is carving and stamping, this kit will get your hands to leather without much ado. It includes precut and pre-punched leather for five projects including a card sleeve, bookmark, and keychain. Even though some of the work is done ahead of time, the careful instructions teach basic leatherworking skills that can be used outside the parameters of the kit. Likewise, the tools are of high quality and can be used for years.