Tack Making Supplies

Here’s a list of where I get supplies for tack making. Please let me know of any broken links! This list is a work in progress.

Hardware, Buckles, Etc

Rio Rondo
Leather, lace, hardware, tools – they have it all! (get on their e-mail list it’s worth it!)

The World of Model Horse Collecting
Hardware, stirrups, lacing, ribbon, saddle trees, etc

Blue Duck Saddlery
Stirrups, bits, accessories and more in a variety of scales

Leather, Dye and Finishes

Amazing Lace
Kangaroo lace in all sizes and colors, shipped from Australia.

Danecraft Leather Shop
USA based Kangaroo leather supplier. They sell lace and offcuts in many fun colors

Springfield Leather
I’ve purchased spools of kangaroo lace from these guys and love it for tack making! They also sell tooling leather – the 2/3 oz calfskin is perfect for mini saddles, and a square foot (or two!) will last a long time.

Gum Tragacanth
Seals and smooths fuzzy leather edges after skiving. A must have for tack making!

Fiebing’s Pro Dye
There are several leather dyes out there, but this is the one I have been using

Eco Flo Satin Shene
My favorite finish for leather

If you’re looking for glue, I mostly use Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Fabri-Tac for fabric/ribbon, and Loctite Superglue Gel

Ribbon and Fabric

“What type of fabric do you use?” – that depends on the project! For blankets, I mostly use quilting cotton. I purchase my fabric locally at stores like Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby, or through sellers on Etsy.

Sewing and Model Horses
Older post on the tools and supplies I use for sewing

For custom printed fabric

Hairbow Center
I get my halter/blanket/etc ribbon from them. Good quality and prices.