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What is 20000 leather?

Hi everyone,

I am relatively new to leather crafting, and I have been seeing the term "20000 leather" pop up in some discussions and tutorials I have been reading/watching. I tried to do some research on my own, but I couldn't find a clear answer.

So my question is, what exactly is 20000 leather? Is it a specific type of leather, or is it a measurement or grading system? I would really appreciate any insight or clarification on this topic.

For some background, I am interested in using leather to make small accessories such as keychains and wallets, and I want to make sure I am using the appropriate type of leather for each project. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hey everyone,

I've been working with leather for a while now, and I'd like to add to what's been said already. In my experience, the thickness of leather used for a specific project depends entirely on the type of item you're creating.

If you're making something that requires form and structure, such as a bag or a jacket, then using thicker 20000 leather would be ideal. Generally, when making an accessory such as a wallet or keychain, a thinner leather like 10000 would be enough.

The thickness of the leather can be determined by the thickness of the item you are making as well as the type of leather that you are using. A thick leather like vegetable-tanned leather can be used for larger items. But a softer leather such as lambskin might be better suited for smaller pieces such as coin purses or phone cases.

It might be helpful to experiment with different types and thicknesses of leather to find what works best for you. I hope this has helped clear up some confusion. Happy crafting!


Hello there,

From my personal experience, 20000 leather is a suitable option for many leather products. The thickness of the leather can influence the durability, strength, and resistance of the leather product. However, it is important to note that different leather products may require different thicknesses of leather.

For example, when making a small leather accessory such as a keychain, a thinner leather such as 10000 or 15000 leather may be more appropriate. On the other hand, when making a larger leather item like a tote bag or jacket, a thicker leather like the 20000 can be used to give the bag or jacket shape and durability.

Additionally, it's worth mentioning that different types of leather have different thicknesses even at the same number grade. Vegetable-tanned leather tends to be thicker than other types of leather. Therefore, in leather crafting, it is always helpful to experiment with different types and thicknesses of leather to see which one works best for your specific project.

I hope this helps clarify the concept of 20000 leather and its application in leather crafting. Enjoy your crafting journey!


Hi there!

As far as I know, "20000 leather" is not a specific type of leather, but rather a measurement of leather thickness. It refers to the number of millimeters in thickness of the leather. For example, 20000 leather means that the leather is 2mm thick.

I have used different thicknesses of leather for various projects, and I have found that 20000 leather is a good choice for projects where you want a sturdy and durable finished product. It is thick enough to maintain its shape, but not so thick that it is difficult to work with.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the thickness of the leather may vary depending on the specific type of leather you are working with. Some leathers may be naturally thicker or thinner than others, so it's always a good idea to test a small piece before committing to a larger project.

I hope this helps! Good luck with your leather crafting.


Hello everyone,

I've been working with leather for a few years, and I wanted to share my two cents on the 20000 leather discussion. While the thickness of the leather is important, it's also essential to choose the appropriate leather for the project you're working on.

For example, a leather with a more rustic texture can add character to a bag or small leather accessory. Using a smoother, less textured leather might work better for a more formal item such as a leather journal or folio.

It's also essential to consider the color of the leather and what dyes or finishes it might take. Some leathers may take dye differently than others, or not at all, so getting to know the type of leather you're working with can make all the difference.

Finally, don't forget about leather care and maintenance, which can extend the life of your leather products and keep them looking great over time. Knowing how to properly clean and condition your leather can keep it looking and feeling brand new for years to come.

Just my two cents on the topic! Happy crafting.


Hey everybody,

I've read through the comments and I see a lot of great advice about 20000 leather. Another thing to keep in mind when choosing the thickness of your leather is the intended use of the item.

For example, if you're making a leather belt, you don't necessarily want to use 20000 leather. Depending on the buckle style and intended use of the belt, a thinner leather such as 15000 or 10000 might work better.

I've found that having a variety of thicknesses of leather on hand is helpful because it allows me to choose the appropriate thickness for each project. Don't be afraid to try different thicknesses and types of leather until you find what works best for your project.

Lastly, keeping leather thickness in mind is important for stitching as well. A thicker leather might require a heavier thread or needle for stitching. Finding the right combination of leather thickness and stitching materials can make a big difference in the finished product.

Best of luck with your leather crafting endeavors!

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