Job Description:

Production Leathersmith / Leathersmith Apprentice

About Us:

Odin Leather Goods, Inc. is a revered name in crafting premium leather goods, proudly headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, since 2012. As a family-owned establishment, we specialize in creating a range of lifestyle accessories, including belts, wallets, satchels, totes, and cases. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship extends to short-run manufacturing and white-label work for well-known local and national brands. We are proof positive that 'Made in America' is still a thing to be proud of.

Position Overview:

We are seeking talented individuals to join our team as:

  • Production Leathersmith
    • 4+ years of experience working in a production leather goods workshop, dry goods or textile production, or similar environment
    • Experience cutting, assembling and sewing leather good or similar products
  • Leathersmith Apprentice
    • No previous experience is required, but it is preferred
    • Experience doing various leathercraft tasks like cutting, stitching (by hand or machine), edge burnishing, etc. using vegetable tanned leathers

Whether you're an enthusiastic beginner or an experienced artisan, Odin Leather Goods provides a unique opportunity to hone your skills in the art of leather craft while contributing to our production team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately cut leather parts using clicker dies and hand tools.
  • Assemble products utilizing various fastening techniques and decorative elements.
  • Assist with general shop duties and machine maintenance.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure efficient workflow and product quality.
  • Use a handheld device (iPad) to manage orders and post work updates effectively, create notifications for supply restocks.

Additional Responsibilities for the Leathersmith Apprentice:

  • Maintain inventory of leather hides and ensure organized storage - Apprentice Role
  • Perform occasional deliveries and supply pickups in the DFW metroplex. - Apprentice Role
  • Occasional repairs and leather cleaning for walk-in customers.

Additional Responsibilities for the Production Leathersmith:

  • Lead production efforts to produce production orders of wallets, bells, bags, totes and cases
  • Pattern-making for wallets and bags
  • Advise on workflows and processes to ensure efficient production of current and future designs
  • Use a variety of industrial sewing machines to stitch parts of, or complete bags, wallets, and belts
  • Adhoc pattern and design adjustments to meet the needs of custom orders
  • Occasionally communicate with walk-in customers to advise on custom and/or made-to-order projects

Opportunities for Growth:

  • Develop expertise in production-level leather crafting.
  • Gain proficiency in operating industrial sewing machines and specialized equipment.
  • Advance within the production team and Odin Leather Goods to and take on additional roles and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • No prior experience is required;
  • willingness to learn and train on the job.

Production Leathersmith

  • Prior experience required in a related skill set

All positions

  • Minimum age requirement of 18.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Interest in craftsmanship or related fields.
  • Proficiency in basic hand tools and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to perform tasks accurately and efficiently.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and move for extended periods.
  • Manual dexterity and hand strength.
  • Great hand-eye coordination
  • Capability to lift and carry objects up to 60 pounds.
  • Comfortable working with various materials and chemicals.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Previous leather working experience.
  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Comfort performing repetitive tasks with high accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret drawings and sketches.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of products and designs.

Work Environment:

  • Fast-paced manufacturing environment with set production targets.
  • 30-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday schedule with occasional (optional) offsite events.
  • Family-run business fostering a supportive atmosphere.
  • Comfortable and casual work environment promoting creativity and collaboration
  • Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive hourly wage ($10.50/hr-$18.50/hr)
  • Clock in and out via mobile phone or device
  • Direct deposit and payroll management portal
  • Employee discounts on company products

Join Odin Leather Goods, Inc. and embark on a journey of excellence in American craftsmanship. Apply now to be a part of our tradition of quality and innovation.