Thursday, September 28, 2017


Today's public service announcement is regarding the care and feeding of zippers! Whether it is a Stickman Leather bag, or any other bag - or suitcase - you own and love if you take care of it and use it properly you can save your zippers! How do you save your zippers? By carrying the appropriate amount of stuff (and weight) in your bag!

Want to know the surest way to blow out a zipper? The surest way is to consistently over-stuff your bag.If you regularly over-stuff a bag, it places stress on the zipper and/or things get caught in the zipper.

To replace a zipper typically requires replacing the entire panel on which the zipper is sewn. And, in some bags, the way it is constructed prevents any type of repair.

A good rule of thumb is this: if you always have to force the zipper to close around all the stuff in your bag, it's time for a larger bag!

End of public service announcement. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Small Batch

We are a small batch leather shop.

This means that all our bags are handcrafted in our 300 square foot shop in the Pacific NW. We have some leathers that we get (fairly) consistently, but, many of the hides we get are one of a kind. When building Mailbags or Lindy bags, Shawn can make about TWO bags out of one hide.

If Shawn finds an interesting hide, he buys it and then makes two bags. That's it. Once they're gone, they're gone!

Even our "standard" colors, can vary from dye lot to dye lot. For you knitters out there, you understand the need to get all your yarn from the same dye lot for a big project. Or for you woodworkers, you see how the same type of wood can take stain differently.

For that reason, we are continually updating our online store with new photos, as the colors change.

That is also the reason our quantities are limited at the Pike Place Market and in our online store.

As always, we thank all of our faithful customers who give good homes to our bags.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Let's Get Social!


We love to post pictures of you with your bags on our Facebook page. Feel free to share your pictures with us, too!

We also post in the morning on our Facebook page if we are not going to be at the Pike Place Market for the day. Typically, we're there every day of the week but, things happen. We recently had an elevator down (couldn't get our merchandise upstairs) and a fire under the viaduct (had to close early!) Checking our feed can (hopefully) save you from a drive to Seattle if we aren't there.


Our new items and behind the scenes photos can be found on Instagram. Once in a while, we post pictures of our shop dogs! Ace the Husky is now 6 months old and getting bigger by the day! Or, we'll follow the adventures of the birds that build a nest right outside our shop in the woods! Usually Instagram is the first place to see a new item or our new colors!




Online store:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Online Store

I'm happy to announce that new for 2017 I have an online store. You can access my online store at: 

Check back regularly! As always, my products can also be found nearly every day of the year at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA.