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Custom Leather Seats and Accessories

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    This seat is accentuated with alternating cross and star conchos, as well as gold latigo double loop lacing around the flap.
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    Made from 3oz deer-tan cowhide. This leather has the soft supple feel of deerskin but the toughness and durability of cowhide.
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    This is a single seat carved from 6oz vegetable tanned leather. The design on the seat represents the type of bike its made for which is a suicide clutch. The design was hand tooled and hand painted, one color at a time.
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    The base is made of 3oz chrome tanned black finished cowhide. The top of the seat is laced to the base using kangaroo lace running in and out of gold eyelets that are set on both side of the seat. The colors are sealed using a spray finish that is designed to repel water and preserve the artwork.
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    This seat was made out of 3oz black cowhide with 2oz white cowhide trim. The black and white combination was designed to compliment the color of the owner's bike.
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    This is a custom seat using the owners design (he sent me a tshirt with the club artwork on it to work from).
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    This custom seat was hand tooled from 6oz vegetable tanned leather, dyed and finished with multiple coats of super sheen which gives it that glossy look as well as seal the dye and repel water.

Grassillini Leather Roses


Before I was your Leather Genie, I was Gracia Hemans, born in Kingston, Jamaica. Growing up as an extremely artistic and creative child, I was introduced to leather crafting at an early age. When art met leather, “The Leather Genie” was born.

By age 14, I could make a leather shoe from scratch!
Before long, I became equally skilled at making handbags, belts and other items. I spent the next 25 years honing my talents and earning a living by making and selling products – primarily out of my home – until migrating with my family to Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.

WIth the addition of Grassillini Creations, East Hartford might well become the first stop for any leather aficionados in the area. Certainly, their customers have all thought it worth the trip so far.


Not long after settling in the US, I accepted a job as a Customer Sales Associate at Tandy Leather (a national retailer of leather materials and crafting supplies). Having been around leather for most of my life, I quickly became a valued contributor to the store’s operations. My flair for creative leather crafting however had not faded and after a few years, I seized an opportunity to again do what I loved for a living. I leased a modest storefront (ironically located just a few doors from Tandy!) and moved my tools, sewing machine and materials into the space. The rest, as they say, is history!

Since 2006, we have specialized in hand-making and repairing leather products. Each item is crafted with love and care from top quality leather and built to last. We are extremely pleased with the steady demand for our pocketbooks, wallets, belts and motorcycle seats! But Grassillini really is your Leather Genie; not only capable of creating just about anything you want, but absolutely LOVING to do it!

So whether you are itching for that custom-made gun holster or envisioning that leather bikini you've always wanted, let your Leather Genie grant that wish!




Store Information

Most days you can visit the Leather Genie in her workshop and store located at
1017 Main Street in East Hartford, Connecticut.

You can call and let her know you are coming by: (860) 218-6405.

General Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10am ~ 6pm
Saturday: 10am ~ 5pm
Sunday: By Appointment

There is free parking on the street in front and a parking lot on the side.



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