Thread Options

Most of our items incorporate stitching as either an important part of their construction or as a decorative detail. We only use premium thread imported from Germany. Our machine-stitching is done using an industrial leather sewing machine that creates either a straight or slant lock-stitch pattern. Items that use decorative detail-stitching can be done in black or white at no cost. Other colors may have a small charge associated with them. We also offer saddle-stitching on some items which is painstakingly performed by hand using traditional methods. It uses a thick, waxed thread that is incredibly strong and creates a unique look.


Paint Options

We use only premium acrylic leather paint. Surfaces to be painted are properly deglazed, hand painted, and sealed following application. No painted surface will hold up forever under use and abuse but we use the best practices possible to maintain maximum durability.


Laser Engraving

This is where old school leather and new technology meet. We can laser engrave custom designs directly on your item. Laser engravings cannot be painted but they allow for tremendous detail to be transferred to the leather. Here are some ideas of what we can do:

  • Department Patches
  • Company Patches or Logos
  • Badges
  • Simplified Photos
  • Family Crests
  • …almost anything.

Most designs can be easily adapted for engraving. We offer artwork services if you have something in mind but don’t have a source. Call or email us if you have any questions or want us to verify that your design can be transferred. Please email all artwork to: service@firedogleather.com


Special Stamp Designs

We stock a number of special stamps which can be embossed and optionally painted if desired. We can make custom stamps if you do not see a design you like here. Either select the option while ordering your item or contact us directly if you have questions.