Leather Tooling Stylus

A leather tooling stylus is a metal tool with a rounded tip used for tracking patterns into leather for tooling. When a leather crafter has a design in mind and it is sketched onto leather tracing paper, they can transfer that outline to the leather by pressing into it with the rounded end of a tooling stylus. The pressure applied to the stylus pushes the tracing paper which leaves a colored mark/line on the leather’s surface. Those lines traced with the stylus serve as a guide for the next step in the tooling process. These are handy tools for leather tooling work.