12'' x 12'' Black Cowhide: Soft Natural Pebble Grain Leather 2.5-3 oz. Perfect for Handbags, Shoes, Garments, and Leather Crafts!



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Natural Grain Black Cowhide Pre Cut into 12'' by 12'' squares (using a die cut)
2.5 - 3.0 oz (1.1 - 1.3 mm) in thickness
Finished in USA
Jet black, with natural grain and minimal flaws
Leather is pliable and soft
Backside is a jet black suede, some parts can have hairier parts - intended for grain side use

We can offer custom cuts, at $6.99/sf + $10 cutting fee + shipping. Feel free to contact us for information.

Great to Use for:

Leather Crafts
Book and Album Covers
Small Leather Goods
Patch work

All our natural grain cowside leather is imported from Argentina and finished in the USA. Many vendors on Etsy offer split, buffed or corrected leather, or other synthetic material as their "leather". At TanneryNYC, we want to offer our customers high quality leather skins, that are often genuine leather materials used for major brands.

Our Black Cowhide has become a staple black for many loyal handbag designers. Therefore, we've introduced our Black in smaller bundles if needed:

Here's the link to the Black full (20 sf average) and (10 sf average) half sides: http://etsy.me/2l1oxGG
Here's the link to the Black Cowhide scrap: https://www.etsy.com/listing/528919489/black-full-grain-leather-scraps-and

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Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact us with any requests that you don't see on the shop. Our parent company is a large leather wholesaler that has manufactured different fashion leathers for decades. Therefore, we have access to more colors, finishes, prints and skins than any other vendor on Etsy.

If we do not have what you are looking for, please contact us with what you need and we can get it to you quickly.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us with any questions in regards to ordering our leathers wholesale (250 sf minimum per color). We can offer price breaks accordingly.

Returns on cut pieces?

We gladly accept returns on full skins. However, please note that any purchases on pieces of skins or leather scrap packs are final and cannot be returned and/or exchanged.

Our scrap packs are intended to be a miscellaneous mix of high quality scrap in various colors, prints, finishes. The packs are filled to capacity, AT RANDOM. These factors enable us to sell these packs at such low prices.

Unfortunately the cost of shipping is close to the selling price, so any returns would be too costly. Even so, please reach out to express any concern as we can accommodate you in other ways. We want all our buyers happy!!

Yield and Quality

Our skins are all produced for the fashion industry in various colors and finishes. For the most part, our skins are natural grain with a semi aniline finish. A byproduct is that every side will have a certain degree of scars/blemishes that is inevitable in any cowhide. Leather industry typically expects and tolerates an 85% yield on our skins. Some resourceful and talented crafts people make us of the waste for small leather goods as well, upping their yield even higher.

We just want to remind everyone to expect some waste, as full or half hides are different from pre-cut pieces or fabric. Overall, you could expect beautiful leathers, with awesome hand feel and a perfect material for your crafts needs!


Arrived quickly and was just as described!

My project came out so good that I am going to buy more to make something for myself! The leather I purchased from TanneryNYC was beautiful, flawless and easy to sew. When I publish my blog post on sewing leather for beginners I will share. To see my other sewing adventures check out (at) tracyssewingstudio Thank you, Tracy McElfresh

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