Leather Stamper

Cut, stamp, or paint letterings and decorative designs on leather products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Leather Stampers do?

Cuts, stamps, stains, or paints lettering and decorative designs on leather products, such as belts, handbags, luggage, saddles, and novelty items: Draws design and lettering on wet leather with stylus or transfers design by placing pattern or template on leather and pounding with mallet. Cuts outline of design and lettering with knife. Bevels and flares edges of cuts and fills in design and background, using various stamping tools and mallet. May trim and punch leather pieces and sew them together by hand or machine. May apply various colors and shades of stain to design and background and be designated Spanisher.

Should I be a Leather Stamper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Leather Lacer, Leathersmith, Spanisher

    How to become a Leather Stamper

    Most Leather Stampers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sbaab&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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