How To Choose The Best Leather For Bag Making

Published/Updated on:
November 7, 2023
Making the perfect leather bag can be both an exciting and daunting task. The confusion comes when it is time to choose a leather as there are many types of leather available on the market, each with its unique characteristics and properties. 

The key to selecting the best leather for bag making is understanding the differences between the various types of leather and how they affect the bag’s quality, appearance and durability. To help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the best leather for your leather bag-making course, here are some factors you should consider before buying. 

1. Type of Tanning

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Tanning is the process of turning animal skin into leather by stopping the decomposing process through a special solution called tannin. Leather can be tanned in a variety of ways to create different textures, finishes and qualities. The three main types of tanning are - 

2. Animal Kind and Breed

The type of animal and breed determine the texture, grain and patterns of the leather when it comes to bag making as each animal’s skin has unique markings which can add character to the leather. Some of the most common types of animal leather that are used to make bags in your bag-making course include 

3. Finishing Of The Leather

The finishing of the leather refers to the treatment that the leather has undergone to achieve a particular texture, colour, or appearance and should be an important factor to consider as it can impact the look, feel, and durability of the finished bag. Some of the most common types of leather finishing include

When it comes to purchasing leather for your bag-making course in Singapore, the ultimate choice comes down to the functionality of the bag. Will it be used for aesthetic purposes or will it be used as luggage? Determining the type of bag will help you narrow down the choice of leather you should buy. 

If you would like to know more about leather and how it is used to make bags, do check out our leather workshop courses that cover everything you need to know about leather. Contact us today to know more! 

Learn More: 5 Simple Steps to Bag-Making

Nicole Toh

Hi! I'm Nicole. I am a Junior Marketing Executive in Look forward to more blogs and content coming up from me! I love a good cup of tea, some light exercise and listening to music! I am always open to a thought provoking conversation, so hit me up if you've something you want to debate on! 

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