Recommended tools & supplies

to begin your journey

 

Once you get started, you can add more as your skills and knowledge progress.

Please note this is a general guide and will vary for each crafter and their needs.

Each course also comes with it's own tools and supplies list (accessible within a purchased Plan).

Click the links to purchase:

- Craft knife

- A2 cutting mat

- Sanding plate

- Diamond awl (small s diamond)

- Pricking iron (recommend 'Obverse' 2+8 prong)

  2.7mm - Watch straps/ wallets/ fine work

  3.0mm - Wallets and small bags

  3.38mm - Small to med bags/ belts

  3.85mm - Large bags/ cases/ heavy leather goods

- Wing dividers

- Skiving knife (select R/L depending on dominant hand)

- Thor nylon hammer 32mm

- Steel 8 oz hammer

- Saddlers needles John James 004

- Stitching pony

- Thread

WUTA cabled waxed polyester - Linked is 0.45mm. Select the size appropriate for use. Pricking iron size and thread thickness correlation is explained in the course, 'The Techniques of Hand Stitching'

 

Sajou cabled waxed linen - Luxury waxed cable linen thread. Alternative thread for a more traditional look. Select the size appropriate for use.

Pricking iron size and thread thickness correlation is explained in the course, 'The Techniques of Hand Stitching'.

- Steel ruler - 6''/150mm

 

- Steel ruler - 12''/300mm

- Diamond plates

- Green polishing compound

- PVA waterproof glue (Elmer's U.S)

- Contact adhesive

- Glue pot with brush

- Card stock for templates

- Pencils/ pens