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  1. snowy

    April 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Annie, Hope you well ? my nick name is Snowy from dursley glos, i’ve been around for a while but not done many rally’s for a few years, you may recall the name or not ? thought i would mention it,
    Anyway, back to bizzness, can you do a duel seat also known as a buddy seat, seen on Indian motorcycles, I’ve a 1947 Indian chief, you can bring it up on a computer if it will help,
    I have the Leather, just wanted it fitted, i’l give you a ring
    kind regards snowy

    • Annie

      April 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Hi Snowy,
      I’m afraid I don’t recall the name, but there is only me and so many of you, my customers.
      I am sure I can do this for you, however I am on a 6 week lead at this moment in time and I am not taking anything to be done by a date.
      If you call me I can put the job up for you and contact you a few days before it is due and then you can drop it in to me.
      Hear from you soon

  2. susan munton

    March 30, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I have a set of bike leathers and the zip is broken in the jacket. How much would it cost to get it replaced? Thankyou.

    • Annie

      March 31, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Morning Susan
      I assume you mean the joining zip?? Joining zips start at £30 up to £60 depends on size and match.
      If you mean the main zip in the jacket, that is £35.
      Thank you for your enquiry and I hope to see you soon

  3. Julian Kemp

    March 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    What a find! I had a goatskin leather jacket which having bought before losing close to three stone was way too big for me. Simple research led me to believe that altering leather jackets can be very very difficult with no margin for error.

    Found cobra online and popped in for a chat with Annie to see if anything could be done. Fast forward a couple of weeks later and the results are simply incredible! Side seams flawlessly adjusted with no evidence of anything being done to the original. This is a £500 Hugo Boss jacket and the quality of Annie’s handwork is highly commendable and i have no hesitation in recommending her services without reservation.

    Annie also stocks some pre-loved leather items and on my first visit i picked up an extra leather jacket and couldn’t be happier.

    If you are in the market for great value leather clothes, pop in for a browse. If you have a loved leather item that needs adjustment the level of service and great value prices make this place THE leather destination in Wiltshire! I am a VERY happy customer, best of luck for the future Annie!

    • Annie

      March 23, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much, it is very much appreciated

  4. Rob and Linda

    March 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Dear Annie, we are delighted you were able to remove an ugly stain, the jacket looks and feels like new. Many thanks.

    • Annie

      March 23, 2014 at 11:14 am


  5. Nicholas Hillier

    March 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm


    Fantastic job on the bespoke covers you made. Everyone is delighted.

    Nick (ATS)

    • Annie

      March 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Nick,
      I’m just pleased the measurements I was given were correct….I don’t normally work blind like that.
      Pleased they do the job.

  6. Jon

    March 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve just collected my 15 year old Dainese leather jacket after being refurbished. Awesome job done. It was grey and badly faded, now it’s like new again. Thanks very much, I can’t recommend Cobra enough – I’m a very happy customer.

    • Annie

      March 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Jon, it was an absolute pleasure doing that jacket.
      The transformation was amazing. Even I was surprised at how well it came back……….

  7. Steve Blackford

    March 3, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Evening I’m after a price on covering my Scooter seat its a Gilera vxr runner 200 has a small rip many thanks Steve..

    • Annie

      March 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Morning Steve,
      I need to see the seat before I can give any idea on price.
      It has a rip which probably means a new cover.
      Please pop in sometime with the scooter or just the seat and we can take it from there.
      Thank you for your enquiry

  8. Rich

    March 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Hi. I have an old leather jacket and the lining throughout has had it and needs replacing, if possible. Do you offer this kind of service, please. And any idea on cost?
    Thanks, Rich

    • Annie

      March 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Rich,
      A full reline starts at £150, it goes up depending on the complexity. I’m afraid it is not a 5 minute job.
      I am on a 4 to 5 week lead.
      Hope I can be of service

      • Rich

        March 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Hi Annie. Thanks for your prompt reply. I’m afraid that’s a bit more than I expected. Thanks though. Cheers, Rich

        • Annie

          March 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

          No problem.
          I am afraid it is a very time consuming process and the lining materials aren’t just pence either.
          Thanks for letting me know

  9. Laurence Bealing

    March 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Have a small repair/replacement job on my bike leathers. Velcro fastener on the waistband and also on the Neckband. rough price please.

    Now do I bring the over or Mail them?

    • Annie

      March 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Laurence,
      The replacement will cost £15 – £25.
      I am on a 4 – 5 week lead.
      You can bring them in as I think mailing for such a small job would not be cost effective unless you are 100′s of miles away.
      If you are still using them, I can book them in and contact you a few days before the job comes up, then you won’t have to be without them for too long.
      I just need your phone number (mob preferred) to book it in.
      Hope to hear from you soon


  10. Seb

    February 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hi guys.
    I would like a recover on a front and rear seat of a GSX 600 (’92). If possible in black but with a dark green stripe front to back.

    What sort of cost would i be looking at?

    • Annie

      February 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      I am unable to price unless I see the seat ‘in the flesh’…
      I can certainly do it for you, however you do need to pop in and see me.
      Thank you for your interest and hope to see you soon


  11. Mandy miles

    February 21, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Hi I have 12 plate ybr and I have little legs so I have had to remove some foam from my seat. But it’s not a tidy job how much would it cost for me to have a nice tidy seat with a very thin covering of foam. I will be in Swindon at blades on the 21/02/14 so can pop round for you to have a look at the seat and bike if that helps.

    • Annie

      February 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

      I can certainly tidy it all up for you, a normal cut down is £40 ish, however as it probably needs re foaming to a degree if you budget £50/60 you will be ok. I am open today 10am-1pm 1:30pm-4pm.
      Hope to see you later

  12. Nate

    February 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi there.
    I have a zx6r which I bought 2nd hand however I believe one owner was must have been very short and removed most of the padding.
    How much would it cost to repair this?

    Many thanks

    • Annie

      February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Morning Nate,

      I do need to see the seat first before I can make any estimate on costs.
      As it has been cut down, and depending by how much, the cover will not be able to be re-used as the staple holes will show-rip-leak!!

      Hope to see you soon at the shop

  13. Paul

    January 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hi I am wondering how much it would cost to get a name patch on my leathers

    • Annie

      January 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Paul,
      When you say name patch you mean ‘PAUL’? If that is the case then it is down to the style you want. However it is an average of £10 per letter, fitted.
      I actually make it as a patch. If you are talking about a pre-made patch, they are from £4 fitted.
      Hope to hear from you soon


  14. Jules

    January 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I have an audi with leather seats and front drivers side bolster has worn – i have tried a repair using flexible filler but struggle with colour match wondering what you could offer as the rest of the interior is in super condition..
    many thanks.

    • Annie

      January 22, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Hi Jules,

      I really need to see the seat before I can make a judgement.
      However you could look at a web site that I use to purchase my dyes etc. the dye you are looking for is ‘scuff master’
      They have a list of vehicles and can match ANY colour.
      I can say nothing but good things about them. So, so very helpful.
      Hope this helps


  15. Rob

    January 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I will bring it in.

  16. Rob

    January 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Hi, my girlfriend has a small tear (not on the seam) of her leather ankle boot. Is this something you can repair? If so how much will it approximately cost?

    • Annie

      January 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Rob, I really need to see them, as I can only work on them if I can get them on the machine. So if you could pop in that would be great. Price…again can’t say until I see them. Hope to see you soon

  17. Paul Young

    January 14, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Hi you have been recommended to me. Do you replace zips on non leather material? I have a laptop/messenger bag that needs some attention. If you might be able to help I’ll pop in on my way home – possibly tonight. Thanks.

    • Annie

      January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      This type of bag is difficult, however I need to see it before I can say yay or nay.You obviously have my opening times, so hope to see you soon.

  18. Peter King

    January 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm


    I have a one piece leather suit that needs taking in around the waist – is this something you can help me with?



    • Annie

      January 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      I am sure we can do something with it for you.
      I just need to see you in it, assess what and where it needs taking in.
      I am on a 5 week lead.
      Hope to see you at the shop soon

  19. Sarah Boswell

    January 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I have a jacket which needs a replacement zip, how much would you charge for this?

    • Annie

      January 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Good Morning,
      Zip replacements are £35
      I am on a 5 week lead at present
      Thank you for your enquiry
      Hope to see you at the shop soon

  20. Paul

    January 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I have a BMW X5 which requires,
    1. Top half steering wheel to be restitched as existing come away.
    2. Is there a way to brighten up the grey leather interior?

    I’m available to bring car to you anytime.


    • Annie

      January 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Hi Paul
      I do need to see the car before I can make any comment.
      I am now open normal hours after the Christmas hours.
      Hope to see you soon
      Thank you for your enquiry

  21. Lee Harries

    November 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Annie,

    Thanks again for working yet more nylon wonders. I have another jacket that needs the elastic strap removing. Could I book it in please?

    Thanks Lee

  22. Neill Hudson

    November 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Anny have now bought leather biker vest (thanks for the advice) would now like to get a couple of 81 support patches sewn on how much for two patches approx 6 inch each, and what would be the turn around for that job?

    • Annie

      November 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I do patches on a Saturday (10-2), while you wait.
      They start at £4 each or ‘on the clock’ if there are loads.
      I am shut Saturday 16th Nov.
      Hope to see you soon

  23. Lee Harries

    October 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Annie,

    Hope you had a good weekend, thanks for your latest endeavors with my nylon flying jackets. Shortened back & tighter cuffs have made an unwearable jacket extremely wearable & what a lovely job you made of it.

    I know I booked two more in with you (inc the wife’s new jacket). Can I add another for shortening on the back?

    Thanks Lee

  24. Lee Harries

    September 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks Annie for the fantastic pocket repair, clean & leather feed that you did on my Leather A2 Flying jacket…supple but with the original patina. I know you’ll be delighted that I have some more nylon flying jackets that need your expert touch. Regards Lee

    • Annie

      October 2, 2013 at 6:38 am

      Thank you again for your kind words, I look forward to more work on your ‘nylon’.

  25. Frostie

    August 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I took Annie a Bagster tank bag that needed one of the straps restitching, the seat from my motorbike that needed new material and my leather trousers that needed the waist band restricting.
    She did a cracking repair on the bag which ended up looking like it’s never been apart, recovered the seat and replaced some of the worn out sponge too and made my trousers fit me again.
    I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who needs any work carried out and I will happily keep using her because of the high quality of her work.

    • Annie

      August 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks for the support. Ride safe.

  26. James & Nodeen Saunders

    August 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Annie just to say a huge thank you for all the hard work on our fussy needs adjusting goretex and leather!! We are really really chuffed with the work if you are reading this anyone and wondering whether to use Annie don’t waste another thought just book in she is brilliant having adjusted a full one piece leather race suit for me, two goretex suits (one with leather) for both myself and my wife and also a number of other bits and bobs.

    • Annie

      August 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Thank you. I’m pleased it all fits ok. See you for the next phase soon.

  27. don

    August 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    hi just wondering if you could make two pairs of grass track leathers many thanks don

    • Annie

      August 10, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Hi Don,
      I do not do ‘tailoring’ I’m sorry to say. What I can do for you is:- you buy to fit where it is needed then I alter the rest to fit. Such as large shoulders, small waist, you buy to fit the shoulders and I take the waist in to fit.
      Hope I can help at some stage.
      Thank you for your enquiry

  28. Lee Harries

    August 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Annie,

    Just a quick line to say thanks for the fantastic job you’ve done on altering my two MA1 flight jackets (the dreaded nylon). Other nylon junkies have seen & appreciated your work…more nylon may be coming your way.

    Thanks Again.


    • Annie

      August 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated. I hope to meet some of your mates in the future. Thanks again.

  29. Keith Kirtland

    June 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm


    I have a high spec Cobra replica and after recent rebuild the leather handbrake gaiter is now too small, I.e the handbrake now pulls up more so is lifting the trim away from the transmission tunnel.

    If I sent the trim would you be able to make a larger gaiter and if so could to give me an approximate cost please.

    I also have a Harley Davidson leather jacket which I would like to modify so that the Harley Davidson on the back is taken of to leave the plain orange strep and the HD badge taken off the 1 badge on the front of the jacket. (I can provide pictures of all if required).

    Can you advise if you can do the jacket and approximate cost.

    Many thanks


    • Annie

      June 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Hi Keith,

      The gaiter can be done, I need to know how much the gaiter is short and it needs to be marked (chalk is a good) on the sides that need to be extended and by how much. That would be up to £40 including the materials.
      The jacket can be done, however you will be left with a stitch line on the jacket, that may or may not eventually go away. That would probably be up to £30, it depends on how well it is stitched on and what has to be done to remove any ‘sticky’ that may have been used to hold it in place whilst being stitched.
      I am on a minimum 4 – 5 week turn round so if you want the jobs done, please let me know. I can put the job up for you and contact you closer to the date to enable you to get them to me.
      Hope to hear from you soon


  30. Andy

    June 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I have just bought a pair of leather jeans, and because they dont do them in my size had to get a longer pair.
    Was wondering if you could sort this out for me and give me some idae of price.
    Many THanks

    • Annie

      June 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

      Hi Andy,
      I can certainly do that for you. Depending on how you want it done, it will be £10 for a cut and double stitch, or £20 for a turn and stitch.
      Hope to see you at the shop soon


  31. Hannah

    May 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I have a jacket and trousers which are different brands and have different connecting zips. Would it be possible to make them match? And also take the trousers in a little? If so what kind of turn around would it be roughly? And a rough cost? Thanks


    • Annie

      May 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      I can do that for you. A full 360 zip is up to £60 all depends on how it is fitted into the jacket and trousers. The taking in of the trousers is all dependant on the make up of them and also how much needs to come out. I am on a 4 week turn round, however I don’t need them till the job is due. So I put the job up and then contact you just before it is due so as you can bring them in to me. I will need to see them on you. Hope to see you soon so as we can start the ball rolling for you.

  32. Jamie stepp

    May 16, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Hi there I was just wondering if you could put a stretchy Kevlar material in the groin of my one piece leathers to make them more flexible? As I race mini motos and need to adjust the leathers I have so that they are as flexible as possible but still have the safety there, any helps would be great thank you.

    • Annie

      May 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      I can certainly do that for you. I just need to see you in them, to assess where and how much needs to be put in. Hope to see you soon. Annie


    May 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Annie. And a big thank you for making all the canvas for my war era lorry . I was running out of idias as to how to get the canvas made . But you came up trumps and made a FAB job . They look great on the vehicle a 1943 AEC MATADOR. Many people have said what a nice job you made. Many thanks again and kind regards Nigel and Gaynor

  34. Paul Stratford

    May 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Many thanks for cutting down and re-shaping a seat for my 1981 motocross bike. The the workmanship was second to none and the customer service was fantastic. Will be using you again for sure on my next project, see you soon ;)

    • Annie

      May 4, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Thank you so much for that, I love it when a ‘plan comes together’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. lyndon

    March 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    hi annie,
    i am so pleased with the alterations you carried out on my alpinestars leathers,it looks like it was done at
    the factory.the fit is also superb.thanks for the leathers for my daughter aswell she is so excited to go out on the bike. it was a pleasure to meet you you are such a nice lady,and your work is second to none
    thanks again
    lyndon and caitlin

  36. Don

    March 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    hi would like to know if you could make one piece leather grass track suits many thanks

    • Annie

      March 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

      I’m so sorry, I don’t do tailoring. However what I do is you buy what fits you where is needed and I alter the rest. Such as, large waist, skinny legs, buy to fit the waist, I take the legs in. Thank you for your interest and I hope to be of service to you in the future

  37. Matt

    January 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Hope you’ve had a great Xmas.
    I won a voucher in a raffle at the Barfly rally back in the summer. Could I swap it for a dog collar with the name Pablo on it and a matching lead? I don’t mind paying a bit more if necessary. Is there anyway I could send you a design idea and sizes/lengths etc.

    • Annie

      January 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Hi Matt,
      Congratulations on winning the raffle, brilliant rally, just a bit damp under foot!!!!
      What I need is the exact length of the collar, from end to end, not the
      measurement of the dogs neck, and the lead.
      Also if you can e-mail me what it is you are looking for, then I can see what is possible and what is not.
      If you use then I can use the material more easily.
      Once I have the details, then I can work out a price for you. It is not the materials that cost so much it is the hardware and my time. It may pay you to buy a collar and lead and I customise it for you.
      We shall see.
      Thank you for your enquiry and I look forward to hearing from you, maybe see you at a rally some time. I’m the one with the trike with a kennel on the back!!


      • Matt

        January 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

        Thanks so much, will get it to you asap.

  38. Will

    December 27, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Hi Annie I have a rip on my bike seat I would like it all redone maybe a design on it aswel how much would it cost to redo my whole seat on a vt125 as i want it yellow with a bat symbol in the centre im just looking for a fairly rough estimate so I could start saving to get it done.

    • Annie

      December 27, 2012 at 9:35 am

      Hi Will,
      I would prefer to see the seat before I give an estimate, however, the price could be anything from £100 to £250. It is all dependant on materials how intricate the design is and obviously how long it will take me. If you could come by with the seat and an idea of the design we could have a conflab, then I can give you a much closer estimate.
      Thanks for your interest and I hope to see you soon. Happy New Year

  39. Steph Walker

    September 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    My name is Steph Walker I’m 14 years old and I fight for England in Judo. Annie has been sewing my patches on my gi for some time now and I have not had any get ripped off as Annie does such a good job.

  40. Di

    August 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Annie

    Just wondering how much you would charge to replace the main zip in a motorbike jacket? Please could you email me a rough estimate, thanks.


    • Annie

      August 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Morning, the replacement zip would be £30. Please remember I am on a 4 week turn round, so the sooner I get it, the sooner you will get it back. Thanks for your enquiry. Annie

    • Carol

      September 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Hi, how much for replacement zip on a leather hand bag?
      Size about 14 ins square,

      • Annie

        September 17, 2012 at 6:36 am

        Hi Carol, handbags are difficult to price until I see the make up of it. However it will probably be about £30. The problem is, when you take the zip out everything else falls apart. Thank you for your enquiry and hope to see you soon. Annie

  41. Louise Hunt (Paralympian wheelchair tennis player)

    July 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for my lovely backrest on my wheelchair! Its made a massive difference to the look and the feel of my chair! :) looking forward to getting my new cushion covers from you too :)

  42. Di

    June 6, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Thank you Annie for doing such a fabulous job lowering my sv650s seat, it’s perfect!
    Really appreciate the time you took to make sure you got it exactly right!

    5* service

    • Annie

      June 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      You are more than welcome Di. Hope to be of service to you again in the future.

  43. Hayley Ribbins

    April 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    i was hoping you could help me. i have a small sized leather handbag in which the handles are worn and broken, and i would like to know roughly the cost on having straps fixed and re-sewn onto the actual bag.

    please email me back costing and time-scales in which it would take fix my handbag.

    many thanks

    • Annie

      May 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Morning Hayley,
      I would have to see the bag first before I could give you any idea at all regarding price. I am certainly able to the job for you. At the moment I am on a minimum 3 week turn round. I am always busy, just especially so at the moment.

      Thankyou for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon


  44. Claire

    January 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Annie has done a great job on my trike seats and given my leather jacket a new lease of life.

  45. john williams

    December 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Have used Cobra-leathers twice now, for jobs that needed to be done within my role in the army. I found Annie very knowledgeable and helpful. The work she carried out was to very high standards, i will be using again and have passed the company info on to the unit clothing stores. Many thanks again

  46. Frostie

    October 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Annie did a superb job of adding a short zip to a set of 2nd hand Joe Rocket leather trousers I bought from eBay. She noticed straight away that they had been repaired badly before and she did a magnificent job of undoing someone’s shoddy work.
    10 out of 10!!

  47. Michael Ricks

    October 11, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Great web site annie,

  48. Sport AV

    October 10, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Cobra Leathers offer a wide range of services and can make or repair pretty much anything or idea you put in front of them. They truly are a bespoke solution specialist.

  49. Grunt [Ally]

    September 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Annie – you are a star! Whether its sewing on those essential patches or restoring a favourite leather jacket you are the tops. Such skill in one so young! Fast and friendly service at the most reasonable prices too, you set the standard. I can not recommend you too highly!! See you again soon.

  50. Gary & Sam Dyer

    September 11, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I decided to change the look of my 18 year Virago XV750 and after spraying paintwork, shortening the exhausts and back mudguard the leather split on the seat really let it down. Then we managed to find Annie on the website and I’m so glad we did!! She has not only done a brilliant job of re-covering it but she’s managed to keep the original shape with hand made buttons!! There was a slight gap between the seat and pillion seat but this didn’t phase Annie and we now have a sash between the two seats which means it has it’s own unique style!! Thankyou Annie for such an amazing job and we will always recommend you to family and friends. Have sent a couple of pictures to email for you to see the seat in situ.
    Gary & Sam Dyer

  51. Kevin

    August 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Annie has recovered two seats for me & relined two leather Jackets, all the jobs have been done properly and at a very good price. One of my jackets is in the gallery – the one with the very subdued purple lining, it’s a damn good jacket & now has a new lease of life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cobra to anyone.

  52. Ian

    July 31, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Annie has done many jobs for me, small and large, and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed. She does have to use a bit of ‘licence’ occassionally, but I have always been very pleased with the end result. Always recommend her to anyone that asks.