Resource Center

Resource Center

Resource Center - Collection of Leather Crafting Assets that Grows Over Time

  • Get Extensive Resources

    Access the most comprehensive suite of leather-related digital tools, files, and expert knowledge at your fingertips.

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Resource Center Includes

20+ Specialized Topic Guides with Certificates

Detailed image and text-based learning in a step-by-step course format (ranging from about 1,500-5,000 words in length), each with a printable certificate available after completion.  Topics currently include:

  • The Leather Industry
  • The Leatherworker Career
  • Buying Leather
  • Pebbled Leather
  • Patent Leather
  • Suede Leather
  • Napa Leather
  • Nubuck Leather
  • Bonded Leather
  • Saffiano Leather
  • Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Faux Leather Basics
  • Grain Leather Types
  • How to Clean Leather
  • How to Make a Leather Belt
  • How to Make a Tool Holder
  • How to Make a DIY Burnisher
  • How to Glue Leather
  • How to Lace Leather
  • How to Dye Leather

Template and Pattern Library​

Digital, printable templates and patterns for a range of items, continually added to over time. Currently including:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Holster
  • Key Chain – With Circular Cutout
  • Key Chain – Long
  • Key Chain – Oval
  • Guitar Strap Pattern
  • Key Chain Blank
  • Round End Punch Templates
  • Corner End Punch Templates
  • Chisel Hole Distance – 9mm (and other sizes, 1mm to 8mm)
  • Corners Template
  • Leather Belt Hole Template – templates rangins from 0.75″ to 2.5″ Width Belts
  • Wallet – Wide
  • Wallet – Vertical
  • Wallet – Trifold
  • Wallet – Bifold
  • iPhone Cases – 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12
  • Handbag
  • Folio
  • Dopp Bag
  • Cardholder – 3 Slots/3 Slots
  • Cardholder – 3 slots/1 Slot

Leather eBook/Journal Library - 125+ books (95,000+ pages)

Collection of digitized publications, many pre-century, great for research and claccis reading about the craft. A partial list currently Includes:

  • The Leather Workers Journal
  • The Leather Trades Review
  • The Leather Manufacture in the United States
  • The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association
  • The Canadian Shoe and Leather Journal
  • The Bookbinders Manual
  • The Bookbinders Complete Instructor
  • The Australasian Saddler and Harness Maker
  • The Art of Tanning and of Currying Leather
  • Shoes Leather and Hides in Great Britain
  • Shoe and Leather Reporter
  • The Tanners Key to a New System of Tanning Sole Leather
  • Saddlery and Harness Journal
  • Report on the Luggage and Leather Goods Industry
  • Official Journal of the Travelers Goods
  • New England Shoe and Leather Industry Gazette
  • Make It of Leather
  • Leather World Production and International Trade
  • Leather Goods and Gloves
  • Leather and Metalwork Design – International Library of Technology
  • Leather – A Discourse Tendered to the High Court of Parliament
  • Keystone Shoe and Leather Facts
  • International Trade in Leather
  • Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide
  • Hides and Leather in France
  • Hide and Leather International Weekly
  • Experiments on the Friction of the
  • Leather Collars in Hydraulic Presses
  • Catalogue of Rare Objects in Brass and Leather and Wood – The American Art Association
  • British Leather Goods Industries and Trade – US Dept. of Commerce
  • Artistic Leather Work

295-Page eBook Guide to 170+ Tools

Recently published, the most complete leather tools reference – features over 175 tools with color photos, descriptions, and details for each. Just a few chapters include:

  • Awls
  • Burnishers & Slickers
  • Cleaning & Conditioning
  • Knives & Bladed Tools
  • Dyes, Paints, & Finishes
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Gouges
  • Groovers
  • Hardware
  • Marking Tools
  • Punches
  • Skivers
  • Stamps
  • Sewing Tools
  • Mauls, Hammers, & Mauls
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Work Surfaces
  • & more

Reference Guide Library

Thickness Guide - Liberty Leather Goods - International Leather Club

One-page, print-resolution quick-reference guides for helpful areas and topics. Currently including:

  • Where to Buy Leather – Sources Reference
  • Leather Types – Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Leather Types – Vachetta Leather
  • Leather Types – Suede Leather
  • Leather Types – Saffiano Leather
  • Leather Types – Pebbled Leather
  • Leather Types – Patent Leather
  • Leather Types – Kangaroo Leather
  • Leather Types – Bonded Leather
  • Leather Tool Makers Reference
  • Leather Thickness Common Uses Reference
  • Common Leather Types
  • Overview of Leather Tools
  • Leather Hide and Cut Guide
  • Leather Thickness Guide

Leather Techniques Library

Guides to popular techniques used in everyday crafting. Currently including:

  • Stropping
  • Stamping
  • Punching
  • Painting
  • Lacing
  • Gluing
  • Dyeing
  • Cleaning
  • Buying

Leather Project Examples Library

Project walkthroughs demonstrating the process and insights step-by-step as it’s crafted. Currently including:

  • Making a Belt
  • Leather Tool Holder
  • DIY Burnishing Bit
  • Leather Cord Tassel

Club Points Program - Earn Gift Cards

Earn gift cards to a popular leather shop, just by being an active contributor the the ILC Community (supporting other crafters, submitting resources to share, even just by logging in). The craft grows the more we positively contribute to one-another.

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