TheLeatherGuyMN

The Leather Guy® Genuine Leather Craft Supply Store.

Saint Charles, Minnesota On Etsy since 2013

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TheLeatherGuyMN

The Leather Guy® Genuine Leather Craft Supply Store.

Saint Charles, Minnesota | 107,994 Sales

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Announcement    ***Returns***
We have updated our return policy! Please be aware that returns can only be completed within 30 days after your order is placed and if the item is in its original condition. Custom Orders, Clearance Items, and Retired Colors and Scrap cannot be returned. Earrings must be returned as they arrived, all pieces in tact and still bagged. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Please reach out to us prior to sending any returns or exchanges back to us. Items received without prior correspondence may only be issued a partial refund. Thanks so much for reading through our policies!

***Information***
Have some questions? Need some direction? Not sure what some of the terms in our listings mean? Check out our updates below for some leather 101 posts. Still not sure? Reach out to us and we can try and help you out! You can call us or email us using the information below. You can also reach out by sending us an Etsy Conversation! We are in the office from 8-5, Monday-Friday. We will get back to you as quickly as possible!

Phone: (507) 932-3795 Email: etsy [!at] theleatherguy.org The Leather Guy® is a trademarked brand.

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2020

***Returns***
We have updated our return policy! Please be aware that returns can only be completed within 30 days after your order is placed and if the item is in its original condition. Custom Orders, Clearance Items, and Retired Colors and Scrap cannot be returned. Earrings must be returned as they arrived, all pieces in tact and still bagged. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Please reach out to us prior to sending any returns or exchanges back to us. Items received without prior correspondence may only be issued a partial refund. Thanks so much for reading through our policies!

***Information***
Have some questions? Need some direction? Not sure what some of the terms in our listings mean? Check out our updates below for some leather 101 posts. Still not sure? Reach out to us and we can try and help you out! You can call us or email us using the information below. You can also reach out by sending us an Etsy Conversation! We are in the office from 8-5, Monday-Friday. We will get back to you as quickly as possible!

Phone: (507) 932-3795 Email: etsy [!at] theleatherguy.org The Leather Guy® is a trademarked brand.

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About TheLeatherGuyMN

Sales 107,994
On Etsy since 2013

Leather Hides, Leather Supplies, For All You Leather Needs!

Why Choose The Leather Guy™ for your Leather & Supplies?
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- We carry one of a kind, genuine leather. Our stock changes frequently but this ensures that you will always have a unique shopping experience with rare pieces to offer your customers!
- We cut our leather from full hides, right here, in house.
- We photograph every hide/side & provide multiple pictures so you know exactly what you are getting, front to back. Bulk listings are not pictured individually, but you can request clean pieces via a note on your order!
- Fast shipping: Any order placed after 11:30 CST will ship the next day (with the exception of Friday, that order will ship out first thing Monday)
- Friendly & helpful customer service. Reach out to us through Etsy Conversations or one of our Social Media accounts. Whether just starting out with leatherworking or a seasoned pro, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Because you deserve the best quality products!

We have all types of leather, leather tools, leather dyes, conchos, lacing, and more. All items are carefully sourced because quality is extremely important to us!
Let us know if there is anything you are looking for that we can help you find!

The Leather Guy® is a trademarked brand.

Shop members

  • Keith and Tracy Brubaker

    Owner, Fearless Leaders

    Keith is "The Leather Guy"! If you have leather questions, most likely, he has the answer! Tracy is his right hand and a jack of all trades! She does it all!

  • Jackie Williams

    Know'er Of All The Information

    Jackie is the person that Ashley goes to when she cannot figure out an answer to a question. She is the know-er of all.

  • Ashley K.

    Customer Service Cherub

    This is the little cherub that usually answers all of your questions on here. Tell her jokes. She likes jokes.

  • Smokey

    Master Of Naps, Resident Furball

    Smokeys current location is more than likely barking at the office door, waiting to be let in so he can bark to be let back out.

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Last updated on Oct 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
The shipping cost doesn't seem right? Is it really this much?

The calculator gets confused with multiple items in the cart (we’re working on this). We REFUND shipping overages on any order that we can get cheaper shipping for.

How are the animals treated and how do you come about your hides?

We get all of our hides from a furriery that has been in business for many years and we have bought from them for many years. As of today, all vendors that we do business with are in good standing and have no violations of unethical treatment of animals nor any state or federal violations.

I’m a beginner and don’t know where to start…can you tell me where to begin?

First, have in mind what project you want to make.

Second, gather some info! Check out our YouTube videos, we may have just the info you are looking for! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAr8vGH85Q6SVmMkVLWQjpQ

You may even want to join a leathercraft facebook group. We have our Dibs group which not only is a great place for advice from others but a venue to purchase one of a kind leathers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TLGDibs/?source_id=149848285034100

This group is also full of helpful experts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/leathercraftersssg/

Have questions that weren't answered on any of these venues? Drop us a a line in Conversations and we will see what we can do to help!

How much leather do I need for my project?

Where Fabric is measured in Yards, Leather is measured in Square Feet. The rough equivalent to a yard in leather would be 18 square feet. This is to account for the natural shape of leather and parts that may not be usable for you project.
We advise that you use the actual measurements you need for your project, instead of yards. For example, you are making a jacket that calls for 2 yards. Break down the actual sizes of the panels you need. If the back panel is 20"x30" and the front panels are 15"x30", you now know you need at least 50"x30" inches of leather. From here you can figure out what sides or hides will be large enough for your project.

I don't use ounces. How thick is the leather in mm?

The thickness of leather is gauged in ounces (oz). One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch or 0.4 Millimeters. For example, 3 oz would be 3/64" or 1.2mm.

Not sure what thickness of leather you are working with and don't have a gauge? Check out this hack: https://youtu.be/YL9ztiFr5Uo

I'm not happy with what I received, what should I do?

We want you to be happy with your order, but if you are not, please call us immediately at 507-932-3795. In the event you do need to return an item, a refund will be issued for the cost of the item. Please be aware we do not reimburse shipping costs either way.

All items must be returned in the manner they were shipped. For example, if a hide is rolled on receipt, it must be returned rolled. Not following this instruction can result in a 25% restocking fee. Instructions on how to fold a hide correctly to ship back bit.ly/howtofoldhide


If an exchange is required, additional costs may be expected. These costs are payable prior to us shipping the exchange.

I'm tired of cutting straps or belt blanks, could you cut my hide for me?

Yes, when you purchase a side or full hide from us we will cut the hide into straps for you any width from 1"-6". There is a $12 cutting fee. Please send us a convo so we can set up a custom listing for you. Note: We don’t cut the 12"x 12" precuts into strips. A side or whole hide will need to be purchased.

What leathers can be shipped internationally?

Only cow, pig, lamb, rabbit, sheep, and goat can be shipped internationally. If you wish to order Deer or New Zealand deer, this can be done, but we have to charge an additional $100 surcharge to pay for the Fish and Wildlife fees.
You will need to let us know ahead of time if this is something you would like to order so we can process the paperwork in a timely manner.

I am an international customer. How do you ship overseas?

Orders are shipped USPS (for smaller orders) or UPS Ground (for larger, heavier orders). All customs, duty fees, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. We do not mark international orders as "gift", or with any value other than the amount you pay; we could face heavy fines/fees.
Please check with your countries laws about restrictions and thresholds. Tracking numbers are not updated once the package has left the USA. You will need to check with your local delivery company to remain up to date on movement and expected delivery dates.