« Mopar Spoiler Tailgate Triumph Sports USA 7′ Billiard Table with Table Tennis Top » 3 thoughts on “LEATHER HIDES – COW SKINS VARIOUS COLORS & SIZES (Natural Finish Cow leather, 12 X 24 Inches 2 Square Foot)” 30 of 32 people found the following review helpful Works fine in intended applications, but is not “real” 100% leather!, December 17, 2014 By bmrider71 “Peter” (Auckland, New Zealand) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: REED© LEATHER HIDES – COW SKINS VARIOUS COLORS & SIZES (12 X 24 Inches 2 Square Foot, BLACK) (Office Product) The hides are nice, thin leather hides coated in some synthetic colored material. So be careful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 15 of 16 people found the following review helpful Perfect., January 25, 2015 By Amirparsa Delshad – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: REED© LEATHER HIDES – COW SKINS VARIOUS COLORS & SIZES (12 X 24 Inches 2 Square Foot, BROWN) (Office Product) I was impressed at how real it feels, despite the fact that it’s probably not real leather (or so I think) It is thinner than what the picture shows, but I have included my own picture showing both sides of the product. With a bit of touch-ups, I’ll be able to make it look a bit more ancient for the costumes I’m making. Overall, it’s great, stop reading this and just buy it already. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Nice Leather, Perfect for My Project, April 2, 2015 By Diana Richomme “DRS” (San Jose, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: REED® LEATHER HIDES – COW SKINS VARIOUS COLORS & SIZES (40 Square Foot, ANTIQUE BROWN) (Office Product) Despite what other reviews might try to claim, this really comes from animal hides. However, it’s not what you would normally get when you order a cow hide for several times the price. I wanted leather to sew seat covers for my car and it was perfect. Some things you should know before ordering: 1 – Size. I ordered 40 square feet after some experience with smaller quantities. Why? Because I measured what I needed and came up with roughly 27 to 30 square feet (while I could only really use roughly 25). It would have been enough had I designed my seat covers to sew together 6+ smaller pieces for one seat, but I planned on 2 or 3, so I came up short, with some scraps I can use to make a handbag. I don’t know how leather is measured, but count on getting about half the square footage in usable material unless you plan on sewing every tiny scrap together, in which case you can count on roughly 75%. 2 – Weight/Thickness. This leather has been thinned so that it’s the weight needed for making clothes. The suede layer has been removed. It’s too thin for upholstery or structured handbags. It’s more flexible, easier to cut and sew and about the weight of denim. Still being leather though, it’s denser and tougher, so still use leather sewing machine needles and keep them sharp. In order to have the leather hang correctly, I had to buy a soft structure material, which also made it easier to insert memory foam padding in the seat covers. 3 – Quality: The leather I received could be described as somewhat distressed. Some sections were nice and smooth and others were pocked and or had cracking. If you look at the supplier’s products on Amazon, you’ll see that they sell leather jackets and other clothing. My guess is that the leather they sell is excess volume and/or quality rejects. It is already colored and prepared to be sewn into clothing, so don’t plan on coloring, branding or treating it yourself in any way. Also, among the three pieces I received, it was clear from looking at the backs that they came from 2 different dye lots so I had to use pieces from the different lots so that they weren’t next to each other. After the car seat covers were sewn (leather and stretch denim), I conditioned the leather and it’s absolutely beautiful. This leather was much easier to work with than a heavier full grain and it was already dyed for what I wanted. My suggestion is to follow the advice the supplier gave me (after returning twice) and order a box of scraps to get an idea of colors and weight. The investment is well worth it. Also, measure what you need and order twice the square footage if you plan on using larger pieces or expect a perfect finish. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.