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Leather Wrapped Steering Wheels

Customer Tammy wrapped her Mitsubishi steering wheel in honey leather coil wraps

Yes! You can use our quality leather bar wraps for steering wheels. In this post, we’ll share tips and tricks for picking the right wraps, plus share some of our customer photos and stories.

Steering wheels come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution for leather wraps. Oftentimes they are very unusual shapes, with variable circumferences and multiple spokes. Check out our options below and choose the right one for your installation.

Coil Leather Wraps and Oswego Wrap

For the easiest and most universal solution for steering wheels, we recommend either our Oswego Leather Wrap or Coil Leather Bar Wraps kits.

Available in our 4 standard leather colors, both wraps are straps of the same leather and 1.25″ width the lengths and accessories are different. The length of the strap is limited to the length of a cow hide, which is variable. But the ends can be easily attached together to make a longer length.

Oswego Leather Wrap

The Oswego Leather Wrap come with one, longer wrap, leather cuffs, and staples to connect two lengths. We recommend ordering two kits for one steering wheel.

Oswego Leather Wrap >>>

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Coil Leather Bar Wraps

Our Coil Leather Bar Wraps come with two wraps and enough length to cover a typical steering wheel. Connect the two straps together using the extra staples and instructions from our Oswego Leather Wrap kit.

Coil Leather Bar Wraps >>>

Extra Staples >>>

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Customer Installations

Customers Tammy and Eric shared photos from their steering wheel installations using the Coil Leather Wraps:

Customer Kristina shared her tips and tricks after installing the Coil Leather Wraps on her Land Cruiser named “Doug”:

Pictures attached of the finished product!! Looks awesome!! It was a nice satisfying project :)

Overall the installation went smoothly. We took off the steering wheel cover off the center, that helped to make sure that it is tightly in there.

The tricky bit was covering around the spokes of the wheel. I cut some strips and taped them with electrical tape in the opposite direction of the wrap. It took a bit of finesse to get the angle correct so that there was enough coverage. I ended up wrapping the steering wheel 3x to get it right!

About 3-4 inches left over…just right!

Steering wheel is 16″ in diameter and the thickness is less than 1″.

I also measured a .5″ overlap, I wanted it pretty wide overlap as we wanted it to feel thicker!

Custom Leather Wraps

Customers have also done other custom installations of our leather wraps on car accessories.

Sew-on Leather Wraps

Sew-on bar wraps have a clean look on bicycle handlebars, but on car accessories and steering wheels they can be tricky. The ideal bar to sew them on has a uniform circumference and no spokes. Our bicycle Sew-on Bar Wraps are designed for a uniform 1″ circumference.

We can make custom sew-on grips in a custom circumference, but variable circumferences and spokes are too complex. If the circumference is only slightly variable, then small gaps can be covered with the stitching itself, as shown in the photo below, on the left.

Customer Pablo thought our City Grip was the perfect solution for the emergency brake in his 1967 Karmann Ghia, as shown in the photos below on the right. Our City Grip it has a uniform 7/8″ circumference (a simple bar) but we can made it in a custom size to fit his e-brake.

Braided Leather Wraps

We only recommend our Bullwhip Braided Leather Wraps on steering wheels for folks that are crafty and comfortable with DIY installations.

It has been done, but the braiding plus the spokes can be tricky.

To order, contact us about a set of Bullwhip Braided Wraps without a sew-on section. The customer will need to anchor the ends down with electrical tape rather than the sew-on section shown in our installation video.

Customer Kendra did a great job installing the braided leather bar wraps on the steering wheel in her pickup truck:

What do you think about wrapping your steering wheel in American made high quality leather? Let us know in the comments below!

About Walnut Studiolo

Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website:

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