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Leather Repair and Restore

Bags, cases and boxes Repair and Restore

All types of leather repairs considered 

Leather bags, cases and boxes repairs and restoration

I am a leather repair specialist in London and it will be my pleasure and privilege to repair your bag, briefcase, boxes and more.

If I think something can't be done, I will let you know.

My clients have given me positive feedback, some saying the experience is like "The Repair Shop" on TV.

Have a look at my Before and After page and see some of the repairs and restorations I have done.

Types of repair and restoration

Please refer to my Repair and Restore page for more details about the types of repair and restorations that I do.

 

For all my work, be it repairs or bespoke creations, you will get care instructions for your article.

Get it done

When you contact me we will discuss exactly what can and can't be done and we will agree on what will be done.

Contact me to discuss your project. 

In these examples below, you will see the variety and type of repair I have undertaken.

Genuine original dispatch box

Genuine original dispatch box

This dispatch box is the genuine article. It's handle was broken. The key tassel and handle was made to replace the old one and the hardware and case was cleaned.

Holster Pouch Repairs

Holster Pouch Repairs

Holster pouches, zip replacements and treatments

The Bridge Briefcase Zip Replacements

The Bridge Briefcase Zip Replacements

Replaced zip on this Italian 'The Bridge' briefcase

Picnic Basket Leather components repairs

Picnic Basket Leather components repairs

The leather straps in this picnic basket were so deteriorated they just tore in the hand. All leather was replaced and the chains replaced with a magic plait.

Victorian Sewing Basket Repair and Restore

Victorian Sewing Basket Repair and Restore

This Victorian sewing basket needed the covering (paper) replaced and the insides repaired and cleaned. Goat skin was used to replace the paper covering.

Vintage Knitted Bag Handle Repair

Vintage Knitted Bag Handle Repair

A knitted bag with a plaited/woven handle that had broken. I repaired the handle, replicating the plait that was used.

Briefcase tuck lock replacement

Briefcase tuck lock replacement

This Briefcase had a broken tuck lock. To replace it, I had to unstitch the lining so that I could get to the back of the tuck lock, remove it and then put a new lock in. Once the new lock was put on, I then restitched the lining. A colour and clean treatment was also done on the bag.

Coromandel Case Sympathetic Repair and Restore

Coromandel Case Sympathetic Repair and Restore

The coromandel case dated at around the mid 19th century is in a very bad state. Most of the leather is dry, going into red rot and cracking. The inside lining was in a poor state - and as a purist, I would not normally replace it, however it was torn, stained and I could not get rid of the smell. The Straps were missing so I made new ones. The client also wanted the hardware changed to brass.

Small Holdall Repair and Restore

Small Holdall Repair and Restore

This holdall was re-coloured, polished and had both lobster clips replaced to replace a broken one.

Music Bag Repair and Restoration

Music Bag Repair and Restoration

This leather music case needed new handles and a gusset. All the stitching was replaced.

Gun Case Repair and Restoration

Gun Case Repair and Restoration

This gun case was missing the handle, straps and one of the sides of the lid. All repairs done in my workshop.

Backpack Repairs to torn panels

Backpack Repairs to torn panels

The insides of this backpack were torn. The customer also wanted the pocket tabs to be secured.

Various Handbag repairs from my workshop

Various Handbag repairs from my workshop

Various Handbag repairs.

Webley Service Rifle Gun Case Repairs

Webley Service Rifle Gun Case Repairs

A Webley Service Rifle Gun Case rebuild for a Webley Service Air Rifle. Everything handmade, hand dyed and hand stitched.

Messenger Bag Repair and Restore

Messenger Bag Repair and Restore

Repairs to torn leather, stitch replacements and treatment for dry leather.

Mah Jong Case sympathetic repairs

Mah Jong Case sympathetic repairs

Sympathetic repairs. The covering on this case and the hinge was torn. I used a lining leather to fix the hinge and were I could fixed the cover.

Vintage Tennis Bag rennovation

Vintage Tennis Bag rennovation

The leather was very dry so I treated it with a leather feed. The buckle tabs were replaced.

Large Hold all Repair and Restore

Large Hold all Repair and Restore

This entire bag was disassembled.

All 49 leather components were colour treated. All hardware was replaced with brass and broken straps fixed. The dye used was mixed for me by Northants Leather Chemicals Limited.

The Bridge Italian Briefcase Repair and restore

The Bridge Italian Briefcase Repair and restore

A really tired, previously repaired briefcase.

An 80 Year Old Briefcase repair and restore

An 80 Year Old Briefcase repair and restore

All the stitching was rotten so I completely dismantled this briefcase, cleaned up the hardware, cleaned treated the leather and then re-assembled.

Damaged Kit bag repair and restore

Damaged Kit bag repair and restore

Leather kit bag that was run over by a car

Holdall Repair Restore and Renovate

Holdall Repair Restore and Renovate

A Holdall with broken handle and faded colouring.

The handle was repaired and colours brought back to life without losing the patina and character of the hold all.

30 year old Brief Case Repair and Restore

30 year old Brief Case Repair and Restore

30 Year old briefcase repair and restore. The handle was replaced with one I made. All edging removed and replaced. Colouring and treatment to complete the work.

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