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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.

£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...
£139
West Sussex
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...
£220
West Sussex
This is one of our most popular courses; a great introduction to making a professional leather bag. On this two-day course you will be walked through basic construction techniques required to make a leather bag from scratch. On the first day you get to choose from 6 different bag shapes: 2 variants of each style (2 types of Hobo, 2 sizes of satchel, a tote/shopper, or a backpack). We have pre-prepared Rebecca-Jane patterns for you...
£65
County Durham
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...
£120
Aberdeenshire
Come and experience the absorbing and tactile world of Leather-work. Using traditional skills and techniques you will create your own unique item taking it from raw material to finished piece. Tuition is delivered by Master Saddler and Leather Artisan Karen Ellis at her workshop in rural Aberdeenshire. Workshops are run in small groups of around four, which allows for lots of individual attention, while providing a chance for shared inspiration and encouragement and a great...
£225
Gloucestershire
An intensive one day immersion in theory and core/key skills - Compared with a group course or a themed single project course, this 1-2-1 Introduction to Leatherwork Course is far more focused, gives greater understanding and covers skills not possible in a group or when time is constrained to complete a particular single project. I have run 2 day courses for many years but have increasingly found that additional days are best left for a...
£250
Staffordshire
Sometimes what you want to learn is not listed in a specific course. Think of this as an 'All Skills Session', an opportunity to look at a specific area or item you need to work on. This can include such things as: Inlays, Overlays, Piping, Rolled Edges, Handles, Padding, Lining, Gussets, Design, Pattern Making, Plaiting, Whip Making, Quirts, Sheaths, Welts, Straps, Pouches, Hinges, Closures and the list goes on. If you have an area you...
£70
London - Next course on 12th July 2019
Enjoy a half a day making three or four leather accessories of your choice. Choose from a variety of things such as: a coin purse with a press fastener, card holder, felt lined trinket tray, case or purse for your cards or glasses or mobile phone, tassel, key ring, item of jewellery (bracelets) or luggage tag. This fun workshop is suitable for beginners and you will get all the support, materials and patterns you need...
£120
Herefordshire - Next course on 24th 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...
£60
West Sussex
Our short courses are a lovely way to try your hand at bag making using a machine. When you arrive, there’ll be a paper bag full of goodies waiting for you with all the components for your clutch bag, all cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and a camera for pics. This course runs from 10.30am-2:30pm (including ½ hour lunch) or 1.30pm-5pm. You have the choice...