Journal Makers Oil Tan Bundle
30-35 sq ft bundle of assorted oil tan leather ideal for journals. Weights range from 2.5 oz. up to 5-6 oz.
We’re always looking for ways to make your life a little easier! How many of you have wanted to experiment with different, unique oil tans for journal covers and other small projects, but didn’t want to have to buy the whole side? Well, Rusty put on his thinking cap and came up with this Journal Maker’s Bundle and man is it ever cool!
What makes this bundle such a big deal and incredible value? How about the fact that you get a total of 30-35 sq ft of really cool oil tanned leather, consisting of 6-8 different pieces that average approximately 3-6 sq ft each. You might get a piece or two that’s not a true oil tan, that we feel has enough of the same properties and was cool enough to fall into the SLC definition of Oil Tanned Leather. Normally, you’d spend about the same amount of money for a single side of oil tan, and be limited to the ONE color and style for multiple projects. That’s ok if that’s what you’re looking for, but we wanted to give you options! Getting several different oil tans for one incredible price allows you to create more diverse projects that will appeal to a broader market!
In case you didn’t know… journals have been, and still are one of the hottest gift items in the leather world today. They’re being sold by national book and gift stores all over the country, for prices that are (in my opinion) just crazy! Many of the journals available today are made from some of the exact same leathers that come in these bundles, and people that buy them seem to not really care so much at all for perfect construction techniques. The most popular ones seem to be fairly rough, and made from some sort of distressed leather. Some have no sewing at all, (just a bit of lacing) and many have no real closure. They simply tie or wrap them with a leather lace. Some indeed are more upscale, and prices are ranging from about $25 up to $75. Pretty darned good for about 1 square foot of leather!!!
Great for journal covers, possible bags, messenger bags, hand bags, clutches, wristbands, cuffs, personal accessories, and perhaps even backpacks! FYI: These leathers would also be a dream to use a wood burner on! - Kevin
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful oil-tanned and chrome-tanned bundle.
I took a risk buying this bundle just to see what I could get. I received about ten different types of oil and chrome tanned leather. Of that ten, I really like nine of them. For a grab bag full of leather, I was still really impressed with the selection. They are all big enough to make A5 size leather journal covers. However, if you are making covers to sell (and want to maximize profits), then I suggest making field notes notebook-sized covers (3.5" x 5.5" notebook). You'll be able to squeeze two to three times as much product from each remnant that way. <br> <br>For the rookies out there: this is a great segue into learning how to work with chrome tanned leather without having to commit to one specific type. But remember, don't try to burnish it (that only works on veg tan).
Ok, not the best for the money
Meh, some of this was really soft. Not really what I had though of as oil tan leather. Decent amount, but I'll have to find something else to make with it as most of it won't be really good for journals.
One person's opinion
This was the worst bundle I've ever received. Out if the ten pieces I received only three was usable for journals. Your better off ordering the 15 lbs pounds of scrap for $15.