Sturdy, multifunctional, and coming in so many shapes, colors, and sizes, leather is a great material for beginner and experienced makers alike. All you have to do for the Leather Contest is make something incorporating leather (faux or real).

Demonstrate your seasoned leatherworking skills and you could win a kit to make an Expedition Briefcase, Backpack, or Journal. Whether you are new to using it or an old pro, show off your special talents with leather.

Check out our Beginner and Intermediate classes on Leatherworking to get your creative juices flowing!

The Leather Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Second (5)

Journal Kit
Journal Refill
Deluxe Rotary Leather Punch
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (10)

Deluxe Rotary Leather Punch
Leather Scissors
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
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 Oct 2, 2017 and Nov 27, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Leather Contest 2017. 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.