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Leather work courses

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.

£140
Lancashire - Next course on 27th March 2019
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. Our one day leather course focuses on making premium small leather goods, such as wallets, notebook holders, card holders and passport holders. The course is designed to teach you all the core basics of traditional leatherwork, including marking and cutting out leather, preparing the leather for hand stitching, saddle stitching by hand, skiving, bevelling and burnishing. At the...
£90
Greater London - Next course on 24th April 2019
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Clutch Bag or small tablet device case/sleeve (iPad etc). Not suitable for laptops, being too thick and large. 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...
£145
Greater London - Next course on 29th April 2019
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Classic Tote Bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. For our Tote Bag workshop we're also adding a growing colour range of Suede Leathers in a good weight so your bag can remain unlined so you get a great look and feel on the inside and out. On our Workshops we don't operate...
£150
Surrey
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...
£65
County Durham - Next course on 27th April 2019
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...
£250
Staffordshire
Here, you choose the content of the course. Sometimes, what you want is just not listed so you can let me know what it is you would like to work on. Often this is where a student has a specific project or design they would like to develop and work on. In the past students have chosen: design, pattern making, product development or product specific skills. Each session is tailored to you, your level of...
£130
Surrey
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...
£139
West Sussex - Next course on 26th March 2019
A great opportunity to make a leather tote bag from scratch using one of our Rebecca-Jane patterns. We’ll walk you through how to use the pattern and the steps to creating your very own leather tote. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project. You have the choice of either black or tan brown leather for your tote and we have a selection of...
£185
County Durham - Next course on 30th March 2019
Learn to make a hand stitched leather bag in this two day workshop by Evancliffe Leathercraft. Thisworkshop will teach you to: Mark and cut out leather. Cutting leather to form straps. Dying Veg Tan Leather. Preparing the leather to be stitched including marking and making the holes for stitching. Hand stitching leather using the traditional saddle stitch method. Riveting leather. Attaching accessories such as D-rings, fasteners, sliders and buckles*. Burnishing & Applying finish the leather....
£120
Herefordshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
This course is suitable for beginners but is also a great follow up for students who have already attended one of our shorter courses. The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly learning and practicing how to hand stitch leather. You will learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing. Following this everyone will make one small unlined saddle...