Seller Profile – Sheaf Leather

Paul McSorley

Etsy Shop Name
Sheaf Leather

A bit about my product range
I make small leather goods. from wallets to book covers and beyond.
All my items are hand made from start to finish (no machines!) using timeless techniques that haven’t changed in hundreds of years. Some of my tools are over 100 years old, they’re some of my favourites!

I started an Etsy shop because…
Making leather goods is a passion of mine, often it starts with a consultation with a customer, finding out what they want, is it for an occasion, what would they like to use it for. I take those wants and turn them into a physical item. The look on a customer’s face when they receive their item never gets old!

I feel inspired by…
Turning a piece of vegetable tanned leather into something that can last someone a lifetime. There’s nothing like it.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
Lots of music really but what gets my foot tapping while making something is the blues.

My favourite product to make is…
My notebook cover/wallet, it’s a joy to make and looks fantastic when its finished. My full size notebook covers have to be a close second.

My plans for the future are…
To expand my range of goods, providing even more choice for my customers. Eventually to quit my day job and just produce leather goods. It’s a business I hope to hand down to my children, most of whom try to help when they can.

A few of their products…