HAND STITCHED

Sanna leatherware is hand-stitched, combining centuries-old methods and contemporary design standards to create leather products that are both timeless and last a lifetime. 

Our products are made to be used and enjoyed. Our bags are stitched by hand using a fork and mallet (or a nipper, where applicable) to punch the holes and stitched using two needles simultaneously at either end of a cord of waxed thread. This ensures that, even if the thread wears through over the years, it will not unravel. Dual stitching ensures unsurpassed durability that allows the product to endure for generations.

Leather from individually sourced full-grain bovine and game hides is used. Leather has natural blemishes and scuffs that add to the authenticity of the product. Even though these minor imperfections may be visible, we resist the temptation to use corrected hides. Corrected hides, although smooth and regular in appearance, have been refinished by layering on extra material and we feel this detracts from the authenticity of the product. We take care to choose the strongest and most beautiful hides so that you have a product you can be proud of and that will last.

We spend time prototyping our designs and refining our patterns by hand to make sure they are both attractive and practical. 

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100% HAND MADE AND PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN

Sanna leatherware is hand cut and hand stitched and made right here in our studio in Somerset West, South Africa.

Why “handstitched”?

Limited run colour variant of the Lantau

We made a custom colour variant of our popular Lantau cross-body bag and it turned out so well that we have decided to offer it as a limited run addition to our lineup.

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NEW Phone Wallet R300

Our NEW Phone Wallet is made with our modern lifestyle in mind. One half for your phone and the other to hold a couple of credit cards. It is handmade from full-grain bovine leather and attractively hand stitched. A press stud holds it closed.

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Custom creations

We made this knife sheath for a customer. Our custom creations, however, can be found in many other fields. We have made custom leather items for game lodges, car enthusiasts, restaurants, sportsmen, hunters, architects and many more. If you have a need for a unique leather item, why not give us a call?

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Laptop & Tablet Sleeves

We’ve expanded our range of laptop and tablet sleeves due to popular demand. These minimalistic and thoroughly up to date sleeves or document holders are now available from Kindle size up to Laptop size. Feel free to contact us should you require a size not in our lineup.

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A5 Book Cover - a gift that lasts - only R500

Looking for a gift that will be used over and over again? How about our A5-sized Contemporary Book Cover? Made from thick and luxurious full-grain bovine leather and left unlined to enhance the authenticity. Custom sizes are available on request.

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Our NEW Sakura cross-body sling bag - only R999

Introducing the latest addition to our range. The distinctive Sakura cross-body sling bag blends progressive design and traditional inspiration to create a practical, versatile and eye-catching bag. Wear it cross-body or over your shoulder, as you prefer. The strap is cut slightly shorter so that the bag sits higher as in the modern style. The top of the bag is held closed with a magnet and there is a large pocket stitched onto the inside of one side.

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Festive Season Favourites

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  • Sanna Leather Double flap wallet
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  • Sanna Leather Phone Wallet
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  • Sanna Leather Card Sleeve
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  • Sanna Leather Card Wallet
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  • Sanna Leather Contemporary A5 Portfolio cover
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  • Sanna Leather Contemporary A4 Portfolio cover
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  • Sanna Leather Stationery Roll
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  • Sanna Leather Handy Pouch
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  • Sanna Leather Jewellery Roll
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  • Sanna Leather Slim Wallet
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Hand crafted in the traditional way

Real full grain leather crafted with care and precision

See photos from our work done for Kubili House, greater Kruger National Park

I am very excited about my beautifully crafted hand stitched leather desk pad (and coasters). I thought I would brighten up my home office during COVID-19 lock down - and Sue Lawrence responded with what I would call a family heirloom! Makes me feel good to sit at my desk and work! 

Mark Grant

Thank you so much for my lovely wallet/card holder! The quality of the product is outstanding and it is a wonderful keepsake. It is really very special and an attention grabber. 

Elsa Van Wyk

Love the way you have restored my favourite 20 year-old leather bag. Your care shows in your craftmanship. Thank you so much. 

Petra

Purchased the aberdeen bucket a month or so ago. It's really great quality and the perfect sized/shaped bag. It's also very versatile with ability to change how the strap lays. I've received so many compliments, two of which (so far) have led to purchases of the bag by friends and family :)

Rachel Freeberg, NY

From my first enquiry about the Adelaide bucket style handbag until its actual delivery on my farm after I placed my order, Sue answered all my questions with warmth and genuine care and been a phenomenal ambassador of the product. My handbag arrived today, I took it for its first shopping outing and by the time I returned home, I was head over heels in love with it. Sorry if I am gushing, but it is PRECISELY what I wanted. It is a clever style, very simplistic and extremely well made - and it works perfectly for me. And the smell of the leather is divine!

Jeanne Visser

I purchased the leather black 13" laptop sleeve. It exceeded my expectations with its quality and finishes. It is a beautifully handcrafted work of art! I would not hesitate in recommending this company! The service and communication from start to finish was amazing! Thank you, I am thrilled with my purchase!

Margie Dawson

Exceptional service from Sue! Returned a bag that was too small for me and Sue went above and beyond just good service.She redesigned the bag and stayed in touch with me all the way until I received the new bag!
I LOVE my new bag and will definitely buy another bag from Sanna Handstitched Leather. Highly recommend!!!

Sandy Quinn

I recently purchased a Sanna messenger bag after spending years on the look for a bag. As a designer myself I am very aware of proportion and quality and found the bag to be exceedingly well executed. The leather is really great quality and I feel the bag will journey with me for a long while to come. I couldn't recommend it more and Sue is an excellent person to interact with!
Good design is always worth it!

Simon de Vries

I made a custom order for a leather belt and am very pleased with the effort to make it according to my specifications. Great service.

Ruan