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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.

£215
Surrey
Come along for two full days of making a beautiful leather bag. 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 a selection of ready made bag templates, or make/adapt your own. You will also learn how to create a patch pocket and insert a zip. Then finally, how to attach handles to create a one-of-a-kind professionally finished...
£135
West Midlands - Next course on 13th April 2019
Come and make a machine sewn leather carry-all/tote bag, perfect for carrying your day to day essentials such as your makeup bag, purse, phone, books etc. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to machine sew leather. The workshop is suitable for adults – beginners or improvers. You will be provided with an apron to wear...
£65
County Durham
One Day Workshop By the end of the day, participants will leave with their own, handcrafted leather possibles pouch. Along the way, you will learn various skills such as stitching, riveting and cutting leather. There will also be the opportunity to dye and finish the leather and add decoration to make each pouch personal to its creator. Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.) please bring...
£330
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
This leatherwork weekend taster workshop is for those interested in learning the skills of a traditional leatherworker. Perfect for beginners, the leatherwork ‘ Weekend Taster’ gives you the opportunity to try your hand at many of the essential leatherworkers’ tools while developing skills that are part of everyday tasks in the workshop – you will then have the opportunity to put those skills into practice by making one, or two small hand-stitched leather items to...
£125
East Sussex - Next course on 27th April 2019
Make a Wallet In a Day Make a wallet of your choice in just one day. Choose from our library of handmade wallet samples and from our range of high quality vegetable tanned leathers to make your very own handmade leather wallet to take home and cherish. This course will suit all abilities. Learn how to: • Assess your leather for the job intended • Make a pattern for your design • Choose tools and...
£250
Staffordshire
During this one to one course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic unlined belt.​ At the end of the day you will have a belt to take home with you that you have made by hand in the Finest English Bridle Leather and trimmed with a solid steel or brass buckle. You can choose the leather, buckle & buckle keep to suit your style. You will learn and have an understanding...
£250
Staffordshire
During this course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic Bi-Fold Wallet much like the one found in the video on Armitage Leather YouTube channel. You will have the finished item to take with you as well as the instruction pack & a pattern-set in the leather of your choice to practise in your own time. The wallet design can be changed but please be aware that there may not be enough...
£50
Greater London
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You.... getting hands on and making your very own Leather goods. For a very different look to our traditional saddle stitched leather Card Holder Workshop, we've also introduced (Oct 2018) our new 'Rivet set' Leather Card Holder and Key Ring Workshop where you can choose from our regularly updated custom range of Leathers and Hardware colours for you to create a very individual look,...
£140
Surrey - Next course on 29th June 2019
Come to Surrey and create a handbag using a variety of materials. We start with an oak base and use willow for our uprights and border. In between it's up to you. We have willow in different colours, strings, wools, and paper twines which you then top with leather handles, available in different colours to match your weaving. Ideal for those who have woven before for the best results. Beginners welcome but can only weave...
£70
Devon - Next course on 22nd June 2019
In recent years Midori Traveller’s Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller’s journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour...