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Old 09-21-12, 12:07 AM   #1
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Anyone know any good sites to order custom leather goods from without being outrageous in price? I found a couple sites but I can't find any reviews.
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...custom leather goods
Are we talking wallets, jackets, adult toys or what?
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Are we talking wallets, jackets, adult toys or what?
A full leather suit with a zipper for the mouth.


Hahaha just kidding its a belt. I want to get a phrase stamped on it. I could do it myself but buying all the goods would run more than getting it from on of these sites online. But I don't want to drop the cash and get nothing since I can't figure out if any of these site are legit and still running.
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I see people at festivals who do the custom leathers (usually have lots of belts there for purchase). For the hell of it I googled custom leather for Rochester NY and up popped a few places, one guy had a nice website but it looked like he specialized in watch bands (very nice), the other two had no pics so hmm, you want to see their work, hence seeing examples of their work at festivals. Used to know a woman here who did lovely work (custom coats, belts, chaps - yeah those were my biker years) but I have not seen her in many years. Wish I still had her card. Good luck on your search.
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I see people at festivals who do the custom leathers (usually have lots of belts there for purchase). For the hell of it I googled custom leather for Rochester NY and up popped a few places, one guy had a nice website but it looked like he specialized in watch bands (very nice), the other two had no pics so hmm, you want to see their work, hence seeing examples of their work at festivals. Used to know a woman here who did lovely work (custom coats, belts, chaps - yeah those were my biker years) but I have not seen her in many years. Wish I still had her card. Good luck on your search.
I always wondered who made those assless chaps.
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Custom Hide makes pretty good leather backpacks and briefcases. http://www.customhide.com/

Saddleback makes really nice bags as well but they are very expensive. http://www.saddlebackleather.com/
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When I was doing my search I saw sites would sold blank belts and such. Leading me to make my own, but after more research it wasn't worth it. With the stamps, dyes, and accessories I was looking at about $150 range. It would be whatever but I don't plan on using the stuff again. I've seen sites that will do it for $30 up to over $100. Which is cool but if I'm out the money and product from being a scam site it would just blow
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When I was doing my search I saw sites would sold blank belts and such. Leading me to make my own, but after more research it wasn't worth it. With the stamps, dyes, and accessories I was looking at about $150 range. It would be whatever but I don't plan on using the stuff again. I've seen sites that will do it for $30 up to over $100. Which is cool but if I'm out the money and product from being a scam site it would just blow
You may have to look around you then, check out any local renaissance fairs, motorcycle get togethers etc where you can see their work and talk to the craftsman/woman.
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You got a Tandy Leather store close by? They may be able to help you out.
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You got a Tandy Leather store close by? They may be able to help you out.
My first thought was that this was what the OP had already rejected.

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Some Tandys are setup to allow people to work there and use the tools. With that yuo would only be paying for the materials and that would be OK.

It isn't a bad thought on another line, finding out exactly what is involved. I did leather crafts years ago and it turned out many vendors were quite happy to even teach people almsot everything!

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Because once people knew the work involved the prices seemed much lower.
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