How To Make Leather In Minecraft

Leather is a renewable resource in Minecraft. But don't just throw it away because it has so many usages. In this article, we'll show you how to craft Leather.
How To Make Leather In Minecraft

Everything you need to make Leather

Leather is an important item in Minecraft. It’s mainly used for making books and bookshelves. Leather has a medium rarity so obtaining it is fairly easy. But to get a large quantity, you will need a proper Piglin trading hall.

  • 4x Rabbit Hide

How to craft Leather in Minecraft

#1 Collect 4x Rabbit Hide

Rabbit Hide is an item dropped by rabbits. You can get 0-1x per rabbit (up to 4x with Looting III).


Fox sometime will be spawned with Rabbit Hide in their mouth. You can slay them to get Rabbit Hide or just drop a random item on the ground so the fox will pick that up and drop 1x Rabbit Hide.

fox with rabbit hide

Another hard way is to tame cats. Each tamed cat will have a 70% chance to give you a gift after you wake up from bed. And the gift contains a Rabbit Hide with a 16% chance.

tamed cats

#2 Other ways to Get Leather

The most efficient way in the early game is to kill passive animals like Cows, Mooshrooms, Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Llamas. They will drop 0-2x Leather (up to 5x Leather with Looting III). While Hoglins only drop 0-1x Leather.

passive animals

Fox can be spawned with 1x Leather in their mouth. You can either kill them or drop a random item on the ground.

fox with leather

Fishing has a 0.4-1% chance to get 1x Leather.


You can also find Leather in looted chests in Bastion Remnant and Village. They usually contain 1-3x Leather.

leather in chest

#3 Finish off crafting a Leather

When you have 4x Rabbit Hide, simply put them in a 2x2 shape in your crafting grid (No Crafting Table needed) and get 1x Leather.


What is the give command to get a Leather?

The command to give yourself a Leather is: /give @p leather 1

Now you have Leather, time to make some bookshelves and enchant your gears.

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