This section of my shop features tools and materials for beginners. I sell this in my shop with 100% confidence because I used these myself and after few year in leatherwork some of these are still in use.
Back in 2013 I was a beginner too, my first leatherworking kit from Tandy costed me £85 pounds plus shipping. Tandy is well established brand but even their materials were of low quality, tools were very basic and to be honest, my first leather carving was awful too. But even the basic Tandy kit was good enough for me to get hooked.
When I discovered the leatherwork craft for myself I also found that it was very expensive hobby, not only for sourcing leather hides but also for tools. Tandy offered beginner, delux and professional tools, but their prices were quite high, so I found myself buying lots of junk from eBay and Facebook sellers. Some junk was very expensive and not even required for the job.
I will list only tools that are good for beginners and might take you gradually to the next level when you will decide for yourself if you are ready to invest into something more solid and expensive. Do not make the price of tools and materials to stop you from doing this wonderful craft.
If you have any questions please contact me, and I will be glad to answer your questions.