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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.

£75
Powys
During this one day workshop, you will learn the basics of Leatherwork including how to cut and prepare leather using a template, preparing for and using harness needles to stitch as well as how to finish your product to a high standard. You will make a luggage tag and your choice of either a Coin Purse or Credit Card wallet. Your tutor for the day will be Stuart Marriott, who having initially trained as a...
£170
Devon - Next course on 17th May 2019
Using the tannin found in tree bark we’ll tan fish and rabbit skins. Rabbits on Saturday and fish on Sunday. Learn about the tanning process and softening with oils. Then take home a soft rabbit fur and a strong bark tanned fish skin. Over this weekend we will cover the principles of bark tanning. The course includes how and when to gather bark and how to make tanning solutions. How to prepare your skins, and...
£325
County Down
James Adair is a Qualified Master Saddler and Leatherworker, with over 30 years experience in the industry. He is also a Side Saddle Specialist, so a lot of his work is handsewn, and everything is handmade in his workshop. The course is for those who want to learn the basic techniques to produce hand-stitched leather items and have little or no previous experience. The aim of the course is for the students to learn about...
£85
Online
On this introductory leatherwork craft online course I will tell you where to get the tools and the leather alternatively I can send out a leather template to you which is precut but not punched. There will be a small charge if this is how you would like to do this. Alternatively I will send out the paper template and you can cut and punch the holes as required. This can be completed in one...
£55
Essex - Next course on 20th April 2019
Introductory course for people with little or no previous experience. There are only 6 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. The Course Syllabus You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned, you will gain a understanding of their qualities, and what type of leather suits each product. learn to maintain hand tools. Cut out leather using a pre-made pattern. Learn to hand stitch with confidence. Finish...
£125
Cardiff
Join us in my new studio upstairs in Oriel Makers, Cardiff for this introduction to designing and making your own bespoke leather sandals. Using basic tools, you will be walked through the steps to creating a pair of well fitted shoes that you can be proud of. The best thing about this workshop is that you will leave with all the skills necessary for making sandals again at home using easily accessible tools and equipment....
£499
Shropshire
Tutor: Jim MacWilliams A fabulous opportunity to learn the techniques of this beautiful traditional binding from one of the masters of the art. It's this style of binding that everyone enthuses about even before they know anything about bookbinding - the soft leather on the spine and corners, with raised bands on the spine. (For those of you who don't know, a half-leather binding means that there is leather both on the spine and on...
£75
County Durham
A unique opportunity with plenty of support and encouragement to help you make your very own leather belt. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and is designed to teach you the basics of traditional leather work and give you a basic introduction to leather carving. You will learn how to cut, carve, bevel, burnish, dye and saddle stitch and at the end of the day you will take home your very own hand carved...
£190
North Somerset - Next course on 7th September 2019
Corset Making masterclass. The ultimate opportunity to create a soft leather corset or waspie with silk lining and waist tapes. Sewing experience essential . Using the softest hyde or a fabric of your choice you will be provided with my own unique pattern that we will tailor to fit for comfort and maximum waist reduction. You can op to create a full overbust corset or underbust cincer. All material will be provided subject to a...
£10
England
Learn to make your own outfits and improve your skills. From a simple skirt to your very own bridal gown. Learn to get a professional finish. Learn to make knickers, garther, bra, suspender belt, corset, basque, dresses, coats... Get to grips with knitwear and overlockers. Classes on a one to one basis or small groups of up to 5-6 students Learn to make a bag, pet bed, free motion embroidery, clothing and accessories. From 1...