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.
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. I stand behind my workmanship 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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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: https://squareup.com/store/stickmanleather