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.

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 mentioned above). If you’re having trouble finding one, you can summon one or use a spawn egg.

How To Get Leather In Minecraft

2. Attack The Animal

Once you have found your chosen animal, you must attack it. You will notice that it turns pink when damaged and can make noise.

How To Get Leather In Minecraft

Keep attacking the animal until it dies. The animal will drop 0 to 2 pieces of leather when it dies. You may need to find another animal to attack if it didn’t drop leather this time.

3. Pick Up The Leather

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

How To Get Leather In Minecraft

Minecraft Leather Command

You can also use Give Command to create leather in Minecraft. The Leather Command is available in the following versions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the learning command in Minecraft, open your chat window and type the following 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


1. What is the easiest way to get leather in Minecraft?

If your question aims to getting a single piece of leather the fastest, the answer is simply finding a cow and killing it. Most likely it will drop a leather. Llamas, horses, donkeys, mules and mooshrooms drop leather as loot too, and rabbits drop hide which can be combined into leather.

2. What drops leather in Minecraft?

Because it is dropped by cows, horses, llamas, and mushrooms, leather is a renewable resource.

3. How do you get leather in Minecraft without cows?

Below are few ways to get leather in Minecraft without cows:

  1. 0-2 Leather from killing Horses/Mules/Donkeys.
  2. Foxes have a 20% chance to spawn holding Leather and have an 8.5% drop chance (guaranteed drop on Bedrock Edition) when killed. Alternatively, you can trade food to make it drop the leather without killing.
  3. 0.5%-1.2% chance to obtain when fishing.

4. How do you get leather in Minecraft skyblock?

Leather is a Common item found in the Barn from cows, and on private islands through Cow Minions or naturally generated cows.

5. What animals give you leather in Minecraft?

Leather is most commonly obtained as a drop from killing Cows, Mooshrooms, Donkeys, Llamas, Mules, and Horses, which all offer a 0-2 chance of receiving leather upon death. Leather is also a 0-1 drop from killing Hoglins and a drop from foxes that happen to be carrying leather.

6. How do you make a book in Minecraft without leather?

Turn three cane into paper.

Fill one row of a crafting table with sugar cane (three in total). This makes three sheets of paper, which is enough to make one book.

7. How do you get leather in Minecraft without killing animals?

Leather can be obtained as one of the “junk” items in fishing, making it possible to obtain it without killing any animals. Leather can now be sold to leatherworker villagers, at 9–12 leather for 1 emerald. Leather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.

How To Get Leather In Minecraft Video Tutorial

In this short video tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to get leather and explain its different uses.



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