Designer-maker based in Bristol, UK.

Now established for over ten years working mainly in leather and fabrics, Gregg McDonald combines an enthusiasm for meticulous handmaking, a range of technical skills and a discerning eye for colour, pattern and shape. All pieces are hand cut, machine stitched and hand finished. Custom commissions will be considered and personalised gifts are a speciality.

His approach has led to prototyping and sample work for commercial clients; banner design and production; prop making; upholstery work and hundreds of custom pieces for individuals.

Scroll down to see previous projects.

Contact: info@greggmcdonald.com


New compact wallet design


This new compact card wallet stays slim and comfortable in the pocket. Designed to carry 6-8 cards and a few folded notes – just big enough for the essentials. It’s hand cut from sheep nappa leather, with a bright striped lining and bound edge construction. The over all dimensions are 102mm x 139mm when opened out.

Available to buy here.

You can also see my work at Bristol Harbourside Market, every Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas 2016, between 11:00 – 16:00.

Prototype testing – cycling map holder


Here’s a custom cycle map holder I just developed and prototyped. I wanted something to fit the free Sustrans paper route maps and attach securely to my handlebars. It’s constructed with a single piece of flexible acetate, leather edge binds, velcro straps and a pop fastener to close. It should be shower proof, but the weather this week didn’t allow me to test it. What a shame…

A few more tweaks and I plan make them available in my Etsy shop.

Projectionist wallet in black, grey and yellow

black grey yellow film wallet liningblack grey yellow film wallet front black grey yellow film wallet open

Recently made to order as a gift for a film buff…

The wallet is hand cut from soft calfskin leather throughout. The wallet is two tone: black outer/grey inner with contrast yellow stitch. The lining is printed with film reels (familiar to anyone who has been in a cinema projection room) and was supplied by the customer for this special order. The hand punched initials give an extra personalised element.

I handcut, machine stitch and hand finish every item at my workshop in Bristol, UK. I welcome commissions for new and personalised items. Contact me to discuss your requirements here.