Re-Skinning a Baseball

Posted at 8:13 PM • May 21 2020 • Ryan Popoff


We take a baseball and wrap some lovely Horween leather around it. Why? Because we can.

In this YouTube video, Bob takes apart a baseball and re-skins it with our English Tan Horween leather. We use the pattern provided below for the cut-out, but you will have to provide your own supplies. In this video we use the following items:

  • Leather
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Scratch Awl
  • Craft Knife
  • Chisel Punch
  • Mallet
  • Harness Needles
  • Thread
  • Lighter
  • Baseball

Download the template below and watch the video to see how it's done. The baseball stitch that we use can be a bit tricky, so be sure to also check out this video where go into depth how to do a baseball stitch.

People ask me what I do in the winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

- Rogers Hornsby