Our Story – Handcrafted Leather Goods – Austin, Texas

Meet the Maker

Katrina Marhefka
is the brains and creative force
behind Espacio Handmade.

(She happens to make it all as well!)

Katrina Marhefka, owner & maker of Espacio Handmade in Austin Texas

I noticed that the quality of men’s gifts was lacking the creative caliber of women’s gifts. Espacio Handmade was forged out of this void. Coupled with my graphic design background and with one successful handmade business under my belt, I launched enthusiastically into learning leathersmithing. I honed my craft into what you see today. Each piece is designed and made in my Austin, Texas studio. Espacio Handmade’s goods are the essential accessories for getting up to no good, and looking damn fine in the process.

Katrina Marhefka is our owner, maker and creative force behind Espacio Handmade. Each design is made and finished in our Austin, TX studio. She designs and builds simple, well-crafted products that enrich your quality of life.

Our Process

We design and produce in house.


See it in action.

 Espacio Handmade Dyeing Process


Once the leather has dried, we condition and seal the leather, then we stitch.

Espacio Handmade Process: Stitching Flask

For all of our other items, we use a stitching pony that acts as a third hand. You can see it in action while Katrina is stitching a Big Spender Wallet here.

Hand-stitching with stitching pony

Our Leather // Sustainable & Made in USA

We honor the sacrifice of the animals by utilizing hides that are part of our food source and work animals. While we try to choose the most beautiful hides, this ain't no sissy leather; all scars are characteristics of the skin and the animal's life.