WELCOME TO STICKMAN LEATHER

I'm Shawn Bettinger, owner of Stickman Leather. I began handcrafting leather items in 1986 during my college years in Syracuse, NY. Each bag is designed, patterned, cut & sewn in my studio in Renton, WA. Stickman Leather bags are handcrafted from the finest #1 grade domestic leathers. As rugged as the Pacific Northwest, each piece is a commitment to fine craftsmanship and durability.The workmanship is guaranteed because our product is of the highest quality. Thank you for exploring the website, looking at the photos and videos of the bags and if you want to see them in person,come on down and see us at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle!
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy November

November is when I kick it into high gear. This is the month when I stop doing any special orders and just focus on buying lovely small lots of leather and building unique, individual bags for the holidays.

I love getting those unique hides that I can only make one or two bags out of.

I'm also waiting on samples from a new leather line.

It's an exciting time of year and I love to see who ends up with my bags!

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Work From Home Dad

I'm a work from home Dad. My wife and kids helped me out in the shop this summer, but, now that the kids are off to school, it's me and the wife in the shop! In between working, our daughter had foot surgery and has needed rides to school and help getting to her first class! So, between trips to the doctor, rides to school, making school lunches, curriculum nights and ALL that goes with being a work-from-home-dad; I'm making bags!! This is my busiest time of year as I'm doing my best to build inventory so there's a lot of merchandise for the holidays! If you want a bag for a gift (or you want to buy a bag for a gift) please remember that I buy SMALL lots of leather. If you see a bag you adore, I might not always be able to get that exact leather again. I know that some customers think I'm just trying to make a sale fast when I say that. Then, they come back in a few hours and the bag they loved is gone. And I cannot get any more of that particular leather. It happens nearly EVERY day that I am selling at the market. Moral of the story? If you love it. Buy it. Set it aside for the holidays . . . just trying to make your dreams come true. One bag at a time!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

One Guy, Making Bags

I'm just one guy, making bags and selling them at Pike Place Market. In order to keep up, I have to keep things rolling through the shop. I do this by making more than one bag at a time. The other day, it was red Michele Bags. They look kind of cool sitting on my workbench.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Red Leather, Yellow Leather

Okay, only red leather!! Valentine's Day is coming and I'm bringing a bunch of smaller red bags down to Pike Place Market tomorrow! Pictured at left are the Michele Bag, Bucket Bag and Traveler Bag. Some of the bags have floral leather, too. If you aren't in the Seattle area, remember, you can always call 206-371-1477 to order.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year, friends! A new year and I've been making plans and resolutions to expand my business into the virtual world. In addition to selling at Pike Place Market, I'm going to be putting my more unusual, one-of-a kind bags up on an Etsy store. Up until this point, you've not been able to buy a Stickman Leather bag online; only in person or via telephone orders. I will post here as soon as the store is up and running. Thank you for all your support.
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