Durable and flexible, leather has been utilized by humans for thousands of years. In theTandy LeatherContest, share projects that incorporate leather in some way. If you're new to leatherworking, we have aspecial classdesigned to help you get started!

The winners will take home some fantastic prizes, including aTippmann Boss leather sewing machine, Tandy Leather tools, and hundreds of dollars in leather for future projects.

We’d love to see traditional leather projects as well as unique and unusual uses for leather. Show us what you can create with this amazing material!


The Tandy Leather Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (6)

Six first prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:

Third Prize (20)

Twenty Third Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty Five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 18, 2016 and Oct 10, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Tandy Leather Contest 2016. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.