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The Leatherworker was born in Deptford, London circa 1750 doing anything and everything to do with heavy duty leather, including any work that was needed on the barges going up and down the river Thames. The Leatherworker continues to be a small, family business, which prides itself on quality products at reasonable prices, with good, old-fashioned values where we treat people as we ourselves would like to be treated.

We use only the best quality leather, either vegetable-tanned full grain hide, chrome-tanned hide, or carbon fibre cowhide, depending on how and where it is to be applied. We do not possess machinery, any machining is outsourced to a reliable supplier with whom we have worked over the past 40 years, and everything we do is cut, prepared and stitched by hand, using the twin needle saddler’s stitch.


Leatherwork has been a tradition for the Baggott family since around the 1750’s, rumour has it at one point they even tanned their own hides in their back yard in London!


Marine Industry in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

We carry out heavy duty, protection work on sailing and motor yachts such as covering tender and jet ski chocks, wheels of any diameter, fender brackets, mooring line eyes and removable anti-chafe gear, backstays, bottlescrews, lifeline terminal ends, runner blocks, to name but a few of the items that we cover with leather.

Classic and Vintage Cars

Somebody once asked Sarah if she could make a bonnet strap for a Jaguar XK120. The answer was “yes” and we now supply various straps for a number of uses across a range of classic vehicles. We use drum-dyed leather for exterior work to avoid colour bleeding. If necessary we can also line the leather with a chrome-tanned suede finish leather so that it is an even softer finish against the paintwork.

Mobile Shop at Shows in the UK

You will see us at a number of events throughout the UK during the summer months and also at Christmas. Keep an eye on the Calendar of Events to see where we will be this year.

Over 269 years of experience.

Sarah & Douglas Baggott trading as The Leatherworker

UK Office: PO Box 17526, Solihull, B93 3JN
Phone: +44 7778 374683

Spain Office: Portixol, Palma de Mallorca
Phone: +34 672 188 516
Email: theleatherworker@gmail.com