Leather is a versatile material to work with. What does it inspire you to make? Whether it’s masks, bags, furniture, costumes, shoes, wallets… if your project incorporates leather, it’s fair game for the Leather Contest.

Together with Tandy Leather, we’re offering up some amazing prizes to the winners of this contest, including cameras, iPad Minis, leatherworking tools, and more. We will also award a special judges’ prize for best costume (after all, we are fast approaching Halloween).

Some things to strive for, when creating your Instructables entry: clear instructions, appealing photos, and originality. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

The Leather Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

13 Prizes

Judges Prize - Best Leather Costume

One Winner will win the Judge's Prize for Best Leather Costume:

Second Prize

Three Winners will receive the Second Prize consisting of:

Runner Up

Six Winners will receive the Runner Up Prize consisting of:
How It Works

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 Sep 21, 2015 and Nov 2, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Leather Contest. 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.


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 notified and announced here on the contest page.