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Leather work and leather-craft courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Leather improves with age, which is why crafting something out of leather is extremely satisfying. Not only can you make something stylish, but it will have a durability that means you can enjoy it for years to come. Leather craft involves cutting, sewing (often hand stitching), dyeing, lining, punching holes and generally fashioning your piece of hide into bags, belts, shoes, saddles, waistcoats, chaps, book covers and anything else you want to learn how to make. Leather workers are quite a rare find these days; leather work teachers even more so. The leather courses on these pages below cover skills such as leather bag, shoe and belt making, upholstery, leather dyeing, carving, embossing and stamping. Browse leatherwork courses across the UK.

£250
Staffordshire
During this one to one course a more focused instruction into the traditional Saddle Stitch will be given. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover all of the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace. During the course you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 15th October 2018
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£130
Surrey - Next course on 28th August 2018
One day leatherwork course in Surrey. Enjoy a day learning to make 3 or 4 leather products of your choice. Choose from a variety of things including a leather bound sketchbook, lined purse with a metal zip, coin purse with a press fastener or felt lined trinket tray. As with the half day course, this is perfect for beginners and will provide you with some of the basic skills and knowledge to go away and...
£250
Lancashire - Next course on 5th September 2018
As featured in The Guardian, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your...
£75
West Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2018
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals from recycled leather. Great to whip out when you want to make notes, do a sketch, jot down a recipe or for special thoughts. There will a maximum of four people and it is suitable for complete beginners. Start by folding paper to make the sections for your book and then choose your cover from a range of upcycled leather. The paper sections...
£275
Somerset - Next course on 3rd November 2018
Two day Introduction to Leather Craft As seen on Ch 4's "I Made This" and BBC's "Countryfile". This course will introduce students to the basic skills used in leather work. Students with little or no experience will be taught basic skills by making two small items in leather. The projects will cover skills such as cutting and stitching leather. The course is designed to equip you with the basic skills necessary for you to continue...
£85
Greater London - Next course on 24th August 2018
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Hand Stitched Leather Belt. Having worked in the industry for over ten years..... Our workshops are brand new to London and started in November 2017. All are geared for people with some or no experience of working with leather. You will learn Saddle Stitching vegetable tanned leathers of various thicknesses depending on the course you...
£95
Greater London - Next course on 22nd August 2018
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Clutch Bag. Having worked in the industry for over ten years.... Our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with some or no experience of working with, and Saddle Stitching vegetable tanned leathers of various thicknesses depending on the course you choose, with classes kept...
£65
County Durham - Next course on 24th November 2018
Join Clive & Wendy Elsdon of Evancliffe Leathercraft in this Introduction to Leatherwork Course. This one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched,hand dyed, leather belt. A Hands On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a belt. You will then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle...
£150
Surrey - Next course on 22nd August 2018
Come along and make a complete leather bag in one day! On the course you will learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for the right type of bag. Choose from either a tote bag or fold over clutch bag design. You will also learn how to insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket as well as how to make and attach handles.  If time allows, you may...