Welcome, if you are here then maybe you are interested in how things are made in leather?
Of course it’s a broad topic and cannot be explained in few minutes but let we introduce you to the fine art of leather-working in our pelletteria.
You will be able to see tools of the trade and witness the traditional art of hand-sewing and leather fabricating following methods that have been used by skilled Italian leather smiths for hundred of years.
Below you can see some of my works, each item has an automatic slider which shows the progression of the item as it is made.
So choose your favourite one, relax and enjoy this “making of” 🙂
"Small things can make the big difference" In this case, very small tools are absolutely necessary. When we come to talk about handsewing many things differ from the machine-lock stitching. Handsewing needs the holes to be punched first and the craftsman needs to organize the tools to make them! 100% handmade in our shop in...
A custom made work.. Looks simple! But we wanted to complicate things writing an Excel program to calculate the leather needed depending on the object's dimensions 🙂 Entirely made in our shop! Enjoy the show!
The Gri gri (or gris gris) armband is a Voodoo talisman, usually created by magicians in order to protect the owner, keeping him safe and attracting the good luck. So, for this time.. let's say we've stolen a magician's job.. Custom made, 100% hand-cut and handsewn in our shop in Florence! Enjoy the show!
The second experiment with no-buckle belts was named Dragon Twister.. Handsewn with hand-cut, 4 needles handsewn final. The dragon's head fits perfectly between the cufflinks. Handmade in our shop. Enjoy the show!
Designed for a German family, it had to be capable of carrying 4 passports + cards.. Let's see how it was made with this gallery 🙂 Of course.. hand-cut and handsewn with 4-needles technique. Made in our shop in Florence. Enjoy the show!
What to do if some friend gives you real python leather? A beautiful and simple hand-cut and handsewn card holder! For this one we used a 3mm pitch between holes, a challenge in precision 🙂 Entirely made in our shop in Florence! (enjoy this show!)
Sometimes, to help all those who get stuck in front of a shop's display, we need to gently give a business card.. This is the most non-invasive way we found 🙂 Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop! Enjoy the show..