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!
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!
Friday, November 1, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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!