Welcome to Steph Rubbo Saddlery & Leatherwork

Steph Rubbo Saddlery specialises in making beautiful, durable, bespoke leather goods, using traditional saddlery tools and techniques. Our range of products includes briefcases, satchels, handbags, belts, card holders, pet collars and leads, as well as bridles and saddles, all created with the highest quality craftsmanship.

From cutting to finishing, each of our pieces is unique, handmade from English bridle leather, waxed linen thread, solid brass or nickel fittings, linings of soft nappa and embossed monograms on request. The result is a truly personal product that gains character over time. We accept commissions for one-off pieces and repairs to most leather items. We also welcome appointments to visit our London studio where every piece is designed and made.

Please contact us to find out more.

Latest Leather Work & Saddlery News

Handmade or … Handmade

So what is the difference, and just what does handmade mean? Google “definition of handmade” and you will get lots of results, most of which are along the lines of “made by hand, not by machine”. The general implication/perception is that the handmade item is superior...

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Making a Bespoke Leather Bag

So you want a nice new bespoke leather bag.  Where do you start? The first bags I made all came out of my frustration that I could never find exactly the right bag for me. As someone who is always misplacing an item because I have put it somewhere safe, I don’t want a...

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Repair it, or Replace it?

One of best things about being a saddler is making beautiful items from sumptuous materials that will last and last, and be loved by their owners. Recently I was asked if I could do something about a bag that appeared to be at the end of its useful life.  It may have...

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