Wylieleather

Wylie Leather, Handcrafted In Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming 457 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (93)

Wylieleather

Wylie Leather, Handcrafted In Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming | 457 Sales

Wylie Leather

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Wylie Leather

Announcement    Thanks for looking! I can make some variations of holsters or items on this page. This could be color, length, personalization , etc. I make everything myself. Custom orders can be made through www.wylieleather.com.

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2018

Thanks for looking! I can make some variations of holsters or items on this page. This could be color, length, personalization , etc. I make everything myself. Custom orders can be made through www.wylieleather.com.

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About Wylieleather

Sales 457
On Etsy since 2017

Making Quality Handcrafted Items is my business!

I craft leather items from vegetable tanned cowhide. Each item is handcrafted so they are all a bit different. I have made thousands of holsters, belts, sheathes, etc. over the past several years. Each is made to last. I start with full sides or double backs, trace the pattern then cut the shapes out with a knife. Next I dye and assemble the item. Once assembled it is treated and finished in various ways depending on the use and look desired. Most holsters are treated with all natural Montana Pitch Blend or Obenaufs heavy duty LP. Both are mainly a bees wax base. This helps protect the leather. Some items may have a clear sheen applied. It's all about the desired affect. My patterns are time tested patterns that were purchased from well known makers or created by me usually from a customer request. I mainly make Western style single action revolver holsters and 1911 holsters. I do have some others for more common guns. This started as a hobby because I needed a well made holster for a vintage Revolver and just couldn't find a decent one. I found the holsters sold in stores were made with low quality leather and thread. For the same or better price I can make a handmade holster from quality materials.

Shop members

  • Alan

    Maker, Owner

    I have been doing leathercraft for almost a decade. I'm a retired Fire Chief and this is a hobby that I enjoy. I make everything myself in my basement shop. I have made thousands of holsters, sheathes, belt, rifle slings and other items.

Production partners

  • Forge

    WY, United States

    Produces hand forged tools

Shop policies

Last updated on January 21, 2018
Thank you for viewing my leathercraft site. I make my own items one at a time using vegetable tanned hides. Every item is handcrafted by me in my workshop area her in Wyoming. My products are 100% American made, I do not sell products by anyone other than myself.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I will accept a return for refund if you notify me within 3 days of receipt. Return shipping is at your cost and I will retain 5 dollars to cover original shipping costs.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Postal Money Orders and Certifed Bank Checks. Personal checks will be accepted but there is a 2 week wait time from receipt to shipping to be sure the check clears. If the check does not clear than you will be responsable for any bank charges that are levied on me as a result.
Shipping
I ship USPS first class on most every item. Larger orders ship USPS priority mail. Generally I will ship within one business day upon receipt of a money order, Etsy pay, credit card, or Paypal. I will ship 3-7 Days from the receipt of a personal check. I provide tracking information. If you desire insurance that would be at your cost. I only sell to the United States of America.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can do custom orders on newly made products. I usually can not customized a completed item due to the finish and the need to case the leather.

More information

Last updated on Dec 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

I use natural leather. Almost every item I make is crafted from Herman Oak Leather. It is vegetable tanned cowhides from cattle raise on US ranches. Hides account for about 5% of the value of the cow so no livestock is slaughtered just for the hide. They tan a product that otherwise would go to waste. Since it is a natural product the best care is using Montana Pitch Blend. For touch up I have the oil. For more water resistance I stock the paste. It works well to protect the leather. Some scratches can be fixed with boot polish wax of a close color. Higher shine can be achieved using clear wax boot polish.

Custom and personalized orders

I can not customize already completed projects. Oftentimes the leather needs to be cased or the change needs to be done before sewing or finishing. If you see a product you like send me a message with the changes you would like. I make my own items so if the custom order is within the scope of my craft ability I will let you know. In most cases I can complete projects in 3-14 Days.

Wholesale availability

I’m a one person shop. I can do a wholesale order but keep in mind my items are already priced on the low end of the custom market. I price them lower because I love the craft and I need to assure items move or I will need a bigger house. So if you are looking for multiple items let’s talk.

Who makes your products?

I make everything myself. I use either purchased patterns or ones I have developed or adapted over the years. Many have come from requests that turned out to be some great ideas!

What guns do you make holsters for?

I mainly make holsters for 1911 pistols, Double Action Revolvers and Single Action Revolvers. I make pancake and avenger style for some Glocks, the S&W M&P, and a few others. I can only make a holster for what I have available for molds. Revolvers and 1911s are the most common guns and covers a large variety. I also make western rigs and 1911 rigs. If you’re interested in a Western or 1911 complete rig send me a message because it’s better for me to craft them together. I get several people who buy a holster then ask for a matching belt. The problem is each hide varies some because it’s a natural product and dye lots vary in color. It’s also easier to make a matching pattern when I’m doing it at the same time.