Minecraft How To

How To Get Leather In Minecraft

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to get leather in Minecraft with our how-to video and step-by-step instructions!

Minecraft leather is an item that can be used to make a book and armor.

How To Get Leather Video Tutorial

In this quick video tutorial, watch as we show you exactly how to get leather and explain the different uses for it.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Get Leather

  • Cow, horse, donkey, mule, OR llama

How To Get Leather In Minecraft

1. Find The Animal

The best way to get leather in Minecraft is to first find a cow or horse (or other animal listed above). If you're having troubles finding one, you can summon one or use a spawn egg.

Find The Animal

2. Attack The Animal

Once you have found your chosen animal, you need to start attacking it. You'll notice it turns pink as it takes damage and may make a noise.

Attack The Animal

Continue attacking the animal until it dies. The animal will then drop 0 to 2 pieces of leather upon death. You may have to find another animal to attack if it didn't drop any leather this time.

3. Pick Up The Leather

Finally, pick up the leather before it disappears. Congratulations, you now have leather! You can make armor or books with leather in Minecraft.

Pick Up The Leather

Minecraft Leather Command

You can also use a Give Command to make leather in Minecraft. The leather command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the leather command in Minecraft, open your chat window and type in the below command depending on your version of Minecraft:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p leather 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p leather 1 0

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