Ugly Leather Bundle - 50 ft
Springfield Leather just bought another incredibly large bunch of really nice leather...but it was contingent upon us taking some other leather that was somewhat less than really nice.... Actually, it's not that bad, because most of it is pretty much ok, and some of it is quite good, but it's just the perfectly wrong leather for many things.
Most of it is finished splits, which is not a bad thing, but when it's stiff, 4 oz., or 5 or 6 oz., and the wrong color, then things get a bit sketchy when trying to sell it. Some of it is actually fine leather, but it's got a weird print on it. Some of it is as stiff as a board and a lousy color with no print. Some has some finish issues (cracking and such). Some is 2 oz., and ok. some is 5 oz. and ok. Some are just strange colors. Some are normal colors. Some are 3-4-5 sq. ft. pieces, some are cow sides and bends and double butts.
From my point of view, it's just the fact that most of it is pretty firm, and "off colored" tha(more...)
Ratings & Reviews
great value for the cost
David| 1/12/2018 10:18 pm
5 star value for the money. I have bought this twice now. most of pieces are good. some have a flawed finish, most of piece is still usable (put flaw on bottom?) some have wrinkle/s. some are just dirty. and yes I have had a ugly one. most are usable for creative people, just like they advertise. I have gotten it twice and will do it again when I need to. if you are still scared go with the 40sf bundle for $48.00 .
Not worth it
JOHNNY| 3/17/2018 4:03 pm
JUNK!!! Don't waste your money. I bought this to prototype, didn't need high quality leather. Out of this I might have got 5-6sq ft of useable leather.
At this price it is what you make of it
Rob Burns| 2/2/2019 2:33 pm
I bought this product twice and will buy again at some point. This is not for the person looking for making a lot of one time of product but for someone who needs to experiment with different leathers. A beginner's excellent starting point or a scout or youth group low-cost bundle; As he says, creativity is the key.
Worth every penny!
Andrea| 2/15/2019 4:38 pm
Not ugly to me and in fact pieces I can use to add flare to my projects. I do understand that not every bundle may wind up as pretty as my first but I will order more because what I don't use, I will donate to my fellow veterans at my local v.a.
WELL WORTH THE MONEY
Anita| 3/10/2019 6:12 pm
A bunch of leather at a great price. Not a bad piece In the bundle.
Youth group's dream bundle!!!
Sheila| 3/11/2019 8:34 pm
I was totally surprised at how good this bundle is. I expected much less. Mine is ALL good, useable stuff, (except for one piece that I hated.) But the kids went crazy over it!!! Go figure. Everyone is very happy and we have lots of leather to work and learn with. I recommend this (for youth groups especially) and I will buy it again.
Donnie| 3/15/2019 10:34 pm
In my opinion this is a great value nice size pieces good quality and price
Worth the price
Heather| 3/21/2019 10:59 pm
I love the bundles because you never know what you’re gonna get! There was definitely some ugly leather in here. That being said while most of it wasn’t to my taste I was able to make some gifts for others who loved them. This stuff is also great if you’re working on modifying some patterns and you don’t want to use your good leather. I think it’s worth the gamble, I even bought another one.
UGLY, but Wonderful at the same time...
Aaron| 4/6/2019 10:04 am
Yep, it's UGLY. But it's all wonderful material, I got over 50Sq in my order, including one piece whomever tanned it should be shot to come up with it's pattern. LOL. Most of it is beautiful leather, just in the totally wrong color/pattern. But as I make patchwork items, it will work out excellent! GREAT value for the money.
Great for the creative mind
Cynthia| 5/13/2019 5:40 am
I consider myself a newbie still only been working with leather for a little less than 2 years an still learning I had only been working with Veg leather so I saw this an thought it would be perfect for experimenting with other leathers an boy was I right I loved it so much ordered another yesterday (my Mothers Day present from my hubby) as far as being ugly well everyone has different taste an I love what I got yes some of the colors were off an had marks some stiff some soft an supple but to me it makes each piece unique an the sky is the limit some might end up as lace on other projects or inlays or maybe earrings or test pieces but all will be used
The good outshines the bad every time.
Richard W.| 5/16/2019 2:47 am
If some of this was made back in the old west they would have taken the maker out back and just shot him. 2 pieces I am using for test fits and cuts but the good pieces they throw in are worth every penny. For the money the good will always out way the bad in this bundle. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and imagination rules with this lot. I see me using this as filler bundles a lot.
raine| 6/6/2019 6:33 pm
Have received 2 special bundles. Wonderful variety. I am a designer so I love a random mix of goods...it speaks to me...odd pieces lead to new creativity.
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.
Bev.| 10/7/2019 12:37 pm
I only ordered one box and I so wish I had ordered more! Much larger pieces than I expected. This is just what I have been searching for to make my line of earrings and pins. Perfect! I plan to have a beginners class in creating with leather and this gives me a start for them to make small projects and it will keep cost down. Definately will order more!
Dwight| 10/7/2019 7:01 pm
Very surprised by this leather. There are some pieces we will have a hard time finding a use for but the others are well worth the price and above. There was some very nice pieces in this bundle including some embossed leather. Some awesome liner pieces also. Very glad we bought it and we will buy again! They are right though, some of these pieces you need an imagination for.
Perfect for complete beginners
Jeffrey| 12/21/2019 1:40 am
As someone just starting out on leathercraft, I know I'm going to mess up a bunch of material learning from basic mistakes. This deal is really, really good for someone in my situation. It's inexpensive, it has a variety of weights and finishes to experience, and there's a ton of it. I got only one piece with unusable material (stiff belly cut), but having this much practice material for such a low cost means a better starting set of tools.
5 X STILL RECOMMEND IT
Sheila| 2/24/2020 4:02 am
Have bought this 5 times now and got 2 very good, 1 good, 1 OK and 1 didn't quite make it up to these other ones. But to be fair the others were especially nice so I think I started to expect more than I really should every time. I was pretty lucky 4 times in a row, guess I got a bit greedy. Lol. Anyway I still recommend this bundle and for groups it couldn't be better!!! A little something for everyone's taste...or lack thereof.
Quality goods from a quality company.
Sara| 3/21/2020 10:56 am
Wow! I have bought several other bundle types, but was skeptical of this due to the description. I am a professional theatrical costume and props maker, and can find uses for just about every material under the sun. So I decided to go for it, expecting to have to get very creative. I was wrong. All I recieved were huge pieces of good stuff! Soft, thick, neutrals and a few small bits (a ready to go book cover and a partial lizzard skin). I honestly liked the leather a lot more than the regular leather bundle I got previously. Might have been a fluke, but I will be purchasing again when I run out.
Far from ugly
Dominic| 4/4/2020 9:41 pm
I got a great selection only piece of all that wasn't really my taste or preference but the rest A+++++.. Alot of leather for an great price
AJ| 5/13/2020 4:15 pm
I bought this even after seeing the junk review. I'll take this deal anyday. GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY. Yes there is one so so piece but I'll find something for it. The rest is great.
Definitely not ugly!!
Ashley - | 8/30/2020 7:48 pm
I am blown away by this bundle!! I am BRAND new to leather and leather making things. This was literally the perfect bundle to get a feel for the different options out there while not spending a whole lot of money. 90% of these were beautiful! I don't even know what is ugly about them. There were two little pieces I was totally averted by BUT my daughter was in love with them and promptly took them to use in her own crafts, so I will definitely be back.
Yep ugly is right, but in the eye of this beholder...
Derilyn - | 10/9/2020 2:16 pm
Almost every piece is truly ugly including one piece so thin you can almost see thru it (but pretty gray color, this piece will be used to line wallets with) one piece of ostrich that looks like leather face sent his mask included with eye holes and nose hole, I am thinking Halloween mask. There are a few good sized really nice pieces that are large enough for totes yea! I will definitely find a way to use all of this, and will probably order this again.
Thank you sir, may I have another
Michael - | 10/30/2020 1:20 pm
My 3rd or 4th Ugly Bundle since the pandemic and Every single one was worth the money +. Sure there's some really unusual bits(lizard bellies for example which I LOVE) but most of what shows up is just odd lot leather which is beautiful and 100% useful. Some of the more unusual prints I will make purses knowing that some women will love what I made because it suits her style. Other pieces I use when picking leather with customers for custom work because they don't know it's supposed to be ugly.
Fashion Bag Material!
Christina| 11/27/2020 11:02 pm
Wow!!! impressed by the size of useable material! I'll more than likely get a bag and matching wallet out of each piece. Great variety of bold colors in my bunch.
Great value, plenty of usable leather! Fun weird stuff too!
L Dukes| 12/23/2020 3:54 pm
Just got my big tube of leather today and I'm very pleased. Multiple large pieces, mostly garment weight, some suede in nice colors, some very large pieces of goatskin and deerskin (I think), and a nice tasteful floral metallic print that will make beautiful journal covers. There is a large ~2 oz veg tan cowhide with an alligator imprint (slightly weird but cool), and a somewhat ugly piece of stamped shiny black "patent" leather. The weirdest in the lot is a whole lizard skin about 9" x 6". Don't know what I will do with it, but I know there is something I can make. Definitely a good value for a newbie or experienced leather crafter. I can already see bags, backpacks, hats, wallets. And something tiny for lizard lovers.
Best bargain from the BEST Leather Company.
Vincent| 1/4/2021 7:02 pm
I got twice what I thought I would, with a little bit of imagination every piece will be used for some kind of project. Thank You, Springfield Leather Your whole team is very helpful!