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Learn How to Tool Floral Leather Tooling Patterns

You bought a mess of leather stamping tools for tooling leather tooling patterns.

What do all these tools for stamping leather do and where to use them?

This is a common challenge for us when we start tooling leather.  We gather all the tools, a good mallet and some floral tooling patterns.  Yet we are unclear of what some of tools are for or how to use them.

Other areas that I struggled with early on was the proper order to use the tools in.  I found myself rambling through the patterns in a completely random fashion.  This led to long tooling sessions that left me feeling a bit lost and confused.

If you are new to tooling leather tooling patterns, then you are going to find great value in this!  Here you will find a 4 part video series that we created for our YouTube Channel.  The series is called “How to Tool Floral Leather Tooling Patterns.”

Each video covers a certain number of stamping tools in the order that I use them in my work everyday.  You will see how I use each tool for this particular tooling pattern.  The use of many of these tools takes practice and sometimes requires a little trick to use and we go through this in the videos.

So let’s just jump right in and get started!

Leather Stamping Tools Used in the Videos

Many of my tools are without specific numbers on them, but with these videos you should be able to find a comparable tool that works for you.

Remember:  It isn’t the Tools, it’s the “Tooler” that makes a pattern work.

I mention in the video that a lot of my tools are Barry King Tools, but still a good many of them are Craftool and CraftJapan brand.  I am a big fan of Barry King Tools, but I also will use any brand of tool if it does the job I want it to do and it is readily available.  I also use a few of Clay Millers geometric stamps and I think he builds some great stamps.

Don’t get too wrapped up in having the exact tool that me or someone else uses.  The point is to learn what each tool does and the proper way to use them.  From here you can make a decision on the specific tool that works best with your style.  You do not have to buy only expensive custom stamps.  The cheaper stamps on the market can still be used to create quality projects.

I would rather see you spend your money on quality leather to stamp than investing in a pile of stamps that may or may not fit your tooling style.

In this video, “Leathercraft Tool Roll,” I go through all the stamps in my Tool Roll that I use for 99% of my tooling patterns.  Check it out for a complete breakdown and explanation of my stamps.

How to Tool Floral Leather Tooling Patterns Videos


Before you get started watching these videos, Click Here to download your FREE copy of the tooling pattern used in the video.  That way you can tool along with me as you watch the videos!



Before you get started watching these videos, Click Here to download your FREE copy of the tooling pattern used in the video.  That way you can tool along with me as you watch the videos!