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Handmade leather goods. Custom designed and made to last.

Hand cut, hand stitched, hand finished, handmade in England.

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Stitches & Hides is all about crafting handmade products which last well beyond the lifetime of of-the-shell alternatives.

I use traditional techniques and materials to create bespoke items which mix clean lines with lasting style.

There are no machines used in the production of my leather goods; the leather is hand cut, hand stitched and hand finished using a small selection of tools. I love working with leather. Every piece of leather feels different, cuts differently, stitches differently and patinas differently. These variations help make every finished item be totally unique.

As mass production takes its toll on our planet, I feel a responsibility to ensure that the products I create have as small an impact as possible. The leather I use is sourced from UK and Italian tanneries, who use centuries old methods and natural ingredients like tree bark and vegetable matter in their tanning process. Buckles and metalwork is all supplied by a foundry in the UK.

I’d much rather the finished product sold itself, so instead of using fancy packaging, wherever possible I’ll re-use the packaging that my leather is delivered to me in (nearly all leather is wrapped in brown packing paper… I have a lot of a brown packing paper!)

When you buy a Stitches & Hides product, you’re buying a handcrafted product that’s been made with care and attention to detail to not only the product itself, but to the traditional techniques and processes of a multitude of crafts-people through history.


Making a watch strap
Hand tools for leather working

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Hand tools for leather working

QUALITY HANDMADE GOODS

Handmade leather belts, Moleskine notebook covers and keyrings will last a lifetime and would make a great gift to yourself or someone else. Using traditional methods and leather sourced from UK tanneries, you can be sure that any of my products will be appreciated for many years to come.

Wedding gift for best man or groom

WEDDING AND CORPORATE

A set of matching handmade belts for your best man and ushers? Perhaps you’d like to give your clients or employees a memorable personalised gift at Christmas? If you can’t see something suitable, please contact me and we can discuss your requirements.

Custom personalised keychain

CUSTOM AND BESPOKE

Sometimes you want an item that’s completely unique and custom made to your exact specifications. If you’d like something that’s not available through my website please contact me and we can work together to create your vision.