HomesteadLeatherLLC

Homestead Leather LLC - Rugged. Refined. One-of-a-Kind.

East Petersburg, Pennsylvania · 473 Sales

HomesteadLeatherLLC

Homestead Leather LLC - Rugged. Refined. One-of-a-Kind.

East Petersburg, Pennsylvania 473 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(121)

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Brian

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Announcement   Hand crafted in East Petersburg, PA, I design my products to last decades using the best quality leather and hardware available.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE: Because I care about quality, all my products are guaranteed for life against defects in materials and workmanship.

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Last updated on Mar 7, 2016

Hand crafted in East Petersburg, PA, I design my products to last decades using the best quality leather and hardware available.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE: Because I care about quality, all my products are guaranteed for life against defects in materials and workmanship.

Brian

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Brian

Leather Backpack Briefcase
$477.00
Medium Leather Backpack
$375.00
Medium Leather Backpack
$375.00
Medium Leather Backpack
$375.00
Leather Hip Pack
$195.00
Leather Hip Pack
$195.00
Black Large Leather Rucksack - CLEARANCE -
$195.00
Leather Hip Pack
$195.00
Black Medium Leather Rucksack - CLEARANCE -
$175.00
Leather Sack Pack - Mahogany - CLEARANCE
$95.00
Leather Sack Pack - Saddle Brown - CLEARANCE
$95.00
Leather Sack Pack - Chocolate Brown - CLEARANCE
$95.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(121)
robbie12116

robbie12116 on Mar 14, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

good product / shipped & delivered on time

robbie12116

robbie12116 on Mar 14, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

shipped / deliverd quickly. nicely made

kylekm1

kylekm1 on Mar 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful slipper - far better than my old sheepskin moccasins. Ordered my size 11 and they fit perfectly without socks. Thank you!

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About

The Story of Homestead Leather

I grew up around the leather craft business. My dad and uncle got their start in leather back in the 1960's. Through the years, they made all kinds of things in leather and had retail stores as well. When I was young, my dad stepped away from the retail business and focused on his own craft. We went to fine art and craft shows all over the country. I worked in my dad's shop as a boy, stuffing bags, setting rivets, painting the building and even one summer digging out the basement!

I eventually left home and served eleven years in the US Army. When I finally got out, I decided to start my own leather craft business. So, with a few machines my dad graciously gave me and some money I had saved, I started Homestead Leather LLC on the old family farm, where seven generations of our family have lived for over one hundred fifty years.

Today, my shop is co-located with my dad's business, MacClay Leather Design. You can see his work at MacClayLeather.com.

All my life, my master Yeshua has held my hand and guided me every step of the way, even when I didn't want him to. He has protected me in war, rejoiced with me in good times and blessed me through hard times. He has endowed me with a talent for leather work that I absolutely cannot take credit for. And so I give credit where credit is due; I totally credit YHWH for all that I have and all that I am, and I seek to live my life as a witness to the dramatic life-changing power of Yeshua.

With this in mind, I strive for excellence in my leather work. I use the best quality materials I can find; I do not believe in cutting corners by using cheap leather or hardware. I use fine American Oak-Tanned leather in my products. I also frequently use Kip, which is extremely dense and therefore strong, yet remains flexible. This combination of leathers gives my products a unique style that you will find nowhere else. I use solid brass or stainless steel hardware and strong nylon thread. Because I care about the quality of my work, I guarantee everything I make for life against defects in materials and workmanship. With proper care, my products will last decades.

I hope you are having as much fun as I!


Blessings,

Brian

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

MONOGRAMS:

I can stamp your name or initials on most of my products, to make it that much more special! If you don't see an option for a monogram on the listing, don't fret. Simply drop me a note and I will be happy to help you out!

CUSTOM WORK:

I do custom work all the time. While custom work costs significantly more because of the time involved, you can get exactly what you want. Feel free to contact me for details!

LEATHER CARE:

Properly cared for, my products will last a lifetime or three. We have seen leather items from the civil war come in the shop that are still in excellent condition because they were cared for properly!

Over time, leather will dry out and needs to have oil put back into it. As a courtesy, I sell Neatsfoot Oil Compound to care for your purchase; it is the oil I use every day because of its superior quality and I highly recommend it.

You can find Neatsfoot Oil in the ACCESSORIES & CASES section of my shop. Or, you may find it directly here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/488112584

**Never use Mink Oil on my bags because it will rot the nylon thread and is NOT covered in my lifetime guarantee against defects.

OUT IN THE RAIN:

Water will not damage my products. The finish I use is water resistant, but water may penetrate the leather some. The lining I use is a waterproof rip-stop nylon which will keep out the rain so you need not worry about your electronics and other items getting wet when you get caught out in the rain. Because, lets face it, that happens to all of us!

Water will cause the leather to dry out more quickly, so if your bag gets wet frequently, you should put oil back into it more often. (see Leather Care above)

LIFETIME GUARANTEE:

My goal is to make the absolute best quality products possible; therefore, I guarantee everything I make for life against defects in materials and workmanship. With this in mind, I use only the finest quality leather, heavy nylon thread, rip-stop nylon lining, solid brass and stainless steel hardware available. If something goes wrong and it is my fault, I will happily fix it for free!