In search of thin leather

Hello,

I’m in search of thin leather. Does anyone know of any sites that carry?

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If you search for leather suppliers on the forum you’ll find many, but “thin” isn’t a great descriptor. Different types will have significantly different strengths - what are you looking for it to do? If you need it to carry weight vs sewing it on as a tag will get you different answers.

My personal go-to is always Tandy Leather. They have pretty solid descriptions that should get you started.

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Thank you.

I will be eventually be sewing. For now bending and gluing. The thicker doesn’t bend like I want

Look here - you’re likely looking for 1-3oz stuff, but thicker can still be soft.
https://tandyleather.com/collections/leather/tannage_veg-tan?

For example the :proofgrade: medium leather is quite stiff, but this milled veg-tan is the same thickness (3-4oz), and completely malleable. It’s my favorite product :slight_smile:

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This may also help:

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This is what I needed. Thanks

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Here is another to look at.

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Has anyone found any leather that’s under 2 oz?

If you want it that thin you may not want leather…

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Pigskin suede splits are typically 1-1.5oz but they’re VERY soft and meant for linings. If you want 2oz top grain you may have to either split it yourself or have a leather shop do it for you.

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I’m looking for a replacement for the glowforge 1/48 leather

In leather terms, an ounce is 1/64". Here is an ounce to thickness chart for leather.

Ounce Thickness Inch Thickness Millimeter Thickness
2 – 3 oz 1/32 – 3/64 in .8 – 1.2 mm
3 – 4 oz 3/64 – 1/16 1.2 – 1.6 mm
4 – 5 oz 1/16 – 5/64 in 1.6 – 2.0 mm
5 – 6 oz 5/64 – 3/32 in 2.0 – 2.4 mm
6 – 7 oz 3/32 – 7/64 in 2.4 – 2.8 mm
7 – 8 oz 7/64 – 1/8 in 2.8 – 3.2 mm
8 – 9 oz 1/8 – 9/64 in 3.2 – 3.6 mm
9 – 10 oz 9/64 – 5/32 in 3.6 – 4.0 mm
10 – 11 oz 5/32 – 11/64 in 4.0 – 4.4 mm
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