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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FAQ

WHAT DOES "I STAND BEHIND MY WORKMANSHIP" MEAN? 

That means Shawn stands behind his work on the bag. The stitching, the rivets, the structural integrity. The things Shawn cannot control are zippers and hardware. Sometimes the stitching and leather last longer than the hardware. He buys the most durable hardware and zipper components available but, lets face it, sometimes we overload our bags and pop a zipper or overuse a clasp. If Shawn determines that a repair needed is due to a flaw in his workmanship, he will repair at no cost. If a zipper or clasp fails from extended use, there will be a nominal fee charged to replace/repair. Please email shawn@stickmanleather.com if you have a repair request and include a photo of the damage. 


MAY I ORDER ONLINE?

Yes, our larger bags can be found online store at: https://squareup.com/store/stickmanleather smaller items such as belts are only available at the Pike Place Market if you have further questions, please email order inquiries along with your shipping address & phone number to shawn@stickmanleather.com. Understand that we are a small batch leather shop and often we only have one or two of an item and once it's gone, it's gone.


DO YOU DO CUSTOM WORK?

Shawn is not always available for custom work and will never re-create a bag that someone else designed but will do his best to work with you to create a bag or item to suit your needs. Typically he is only available for custom work in January and February, with items completed by the end of March or early April. It typically takes 6 to 8 weeks from start to finish to get a custom bag or job done. Shop rates for 2017 are $90 per hour plus additional costs for materials. Consulting via phone or email are included in shop hours. Each project requires design, patterning, cutting, stitching and finishing. We have a 2 hour minimum on all custom work. You will need to email your initial request to shawn@stickmanleather.com. *Please see the blog post on wallets to find out why we won't make you a custom wallet.


WOULD YOU MAKE ADDITIONS OR MODIFICATIONS TO ONE OF YOUR BAGS?

Shawn can make some modifications to his existing designs -as long as they don't affect the structural integrity of the bag. Modifications need to be requested prior to the construction of a bag and are charged at the shop rate. 2017 shop rates are $90 per hour. Most modifications take 30 minutes to 1 hour. *Please see the blog post on wallets to find out why we won't make you a custom wallet or modifications to our wallets.


CAN YOU PUT MY NAME IN MY BAG?

We do not have the machinery to emboss names into bags. However, we can freehand burn your name or initials inside the bag for a $10 fee; this can be done even once the bag is complete. Or, we can hand stamp your name or initials into a panel that we stitch into your bag (this must be done during the construction of the bag) for a $30 fee. Email shawn@stickmanleather.com Please note that once a bag has been personalized there are absolutely no exchanges allowed.


CAN YOU PUT MY CUSTOM LOGO ON A BAG?

In many cases, yes Shawn can add your logo to many of his bags during construction. The logo is heat embossed (think "branding") into the leather. The maximum size logo his machinery will accommodate is 2 inches by 5 inches. To start the process, we need camera ready artwork and a $100 non-refundable deposit to get a heat plate made. Final costs of heat plates are typically $150 - $200. Bags with custom logos need to be paid in full before they are built. (Note: It typically takes 2-6 weeks to get the heat plate from the vendor.) Email shawn@stickmanleather.com if you are interested in this.

WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR BAGS IN PERSON?

Stickman Leather bags are sold at Pike Place Market nearly every day of the week. If Shawn isn't there, then you'll probably find Kenneth, Courtney or Natalie selling at the North end of the Market. If you are planning a special trip to the market to see the bags, it's always safest to check our Facebook Page where we will post if someone is NOT there. *Please note, we are closed many holidays.


IS IT OKAY TO TAKE MY BAG OUT IN THE RAIN?

With very few exceptions, Stickman Leather bags are okay to take out in the rain. If you're concerned, then use a silicone-based water stain protector. Click HERE for more info on how to care for your bag.

THE PICTURE AND DESCRIPTION DOESN'T TELL ME ENOUGH ABOUT THE BAG, HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR BAGS

We've been slowly-but-surely making videos of all the bags, please go to the video page to see how the bag works. 


I LOVED THE LEATHER I SAW IN A BAG AT PIKE PLACE MARKET BUT, WHEN I WENT BACK, IT WAS GONE, WHY CAN'T I GET A BAG EXACTLY LIKE THE ONE I SAW?

Stickman Leather is a very small business. Shawn is just one guy making stuff with Natalie helping him in the shop! The only color we consistently carry in heavy weight leathers is called Bark Passport which is a dark brown, in our lighter weight leathers, we consistently have Black Deertan, Dark Brown and Mahogany (medium brown). Other than that, we buy small lots of leather which means each bag will vary in color/finish. Depending upon the size of a bag, we might only be able to make one or two bags from a single hide. When we can, we like to find unique hides, too, which means that every bag sewn is truly one-of-a-kind. We always try to have a black, dark brown and saddle tan in stock but color gradations and finish (smooth, shiny, pebbled, etc) always varies from hide to hide. In the smaller bags we are also able to get colors such as red, blue, green, purple, etc. Watch our Instagram and Facebook Page for updates on available colors and finishes. But, our best advice is, if you love it, buy it when you see it. We rarely have any bags that last longer than two weeks before being sold.


WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

No refunds. Exchanges gladly, of unused merchandise within 30 days of purchase.


HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BAG?

Check out the CARE page on this site!



I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A BAG THAT YOU SHOULD ADD TO YOUR LINE, CAN I SEND YOU THE INFO?



Please don't! Seriously. We appreciate the thought, and are very glad that you love our products so much that you thought of us, however, no employees or representatives of Stickman Leather LLC will accept or consider unsolicited ideas including ideas for products or product enhancements. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions, or other works in any form to Stickman Leather LLC or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misundertandings or disputes when our products might seem similar to your ideas submitted to Stickman Leather LLC. If, despite our request that you do not send us your ideas, you still submit them, then, regardless of what your unsolicited idea says, the following terms shall apply to your submissions: you agree that your submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Stickman Leather LLC, without any compensation to you; and may be used or shared in any way and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.




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