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What type of leather material do I need?

We often get asked about what type of leather is right for my project. Below is a general overview of the popular uses for many types of leather material. If you are unfamiliar with the terms please see our leather glossary. Remember, many leathercraft items (i.e. chaps, bookbinding, etc.) may use leathers from several of the categories below. We sell upholstery leather for uses in blue.

How thick is leather?

Weight in ounces (oz) / thickness in millimeters (mm)**

* Upholstery Leather

** How thick is leather chart only shows accurately on standard size monitors.


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