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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.

£320
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
This Leather Satchel Course will teach you how to prepare, make and hand stitch a vegetable tanned, leather satchel in just two days! Similar in style to the traditional school satchel you’ll make a lightweight leather bag which is designed to carry your tablet as well as other essentials. You will be working from a choice of pre-prepared patterns including a rucksack and while you are here, you will learn how to cut leather, prepare,...
£190
Essex - Next course on 7th July 2019
This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advanced leather workers. All materials are included and there is a choice of leathers to choice from. There are only 4 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools is provided for each student to use. 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,...
£95
Renfrewshire
This all day course takes you through the main skills needed to design and make simple leather items. We'll start with a belt or dog collar - cutting out leather, preparing the strap, practise tooling and stamping then design and decorate and staining the belt before making it up. The second part of the day will be spent designing a small bag or purse which we'll prepare and decorate before stitching, staining and finishing. This...
£25
West Yorkshire
Weekly Leather Work Day Class - An amazing variety of ongoing leatherwork projects. Using luxury leather in a variety of colours, with solid brass or chrome fittings. Make your own Satchel, Journal cover, Dog Collar, Backpack etc. Small, friendly, and supervised individually by Catherine, this workshop is a great way to introduce yourself to working with leather. Covering a range of techniques and skills, with tools and materials provided. Brilliant as a gift for the...
£100
Yorkshire
Leather purse and belt making in Ecclesall Woods. Please note this is a change of course name and content from the advertised Leatherwork: axe and knife sheath on this date. Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this workshop which will give you the basic skills needed to make a leather belt and a simple coin purse. With these skills you will...
£40
Renfrewshire
This is a class for a small group where we will teach some basic skills in leatherwork and over the session, make a decorated dog collar suitable for a small to medium size dog. The skills covered will include preparation of leather, marking out, punching holes, edging and burnishing, stamping, dyeing and inserting buckles and D-rings and finishing. We have a small class area which is at the back of our retail equestrian shop and...
£85
East Sussex - Next course on 14th June 2019
Make a belt of your choice in just one day. Choose from our library of handmade belt samples and from our range of high quality vegetable tanned leather to make your very own custom made leather belt to take home and cherish. This course will suit all abilities. Learn how to: • Assess the leather for the job intended  • Choose fixings for your belt  • Colour combining, leather and stitching combinations • Pattern making...
£125
East Sussex - Next course on 15th June 2019
Make a Clutch bag in just one day in Wolfram Lohr’s Hove studio. Wolfram will teach and support you from designing and adapting our classic handmade clutch template, choosing from our range of different leather, to using hand tools to make your very own handmade leather clutch bag to take home and cherish. Learn how to: • Assess your leather for the job intended. • Design your clutch from an existing template, thinking about colour,...
£125
East Sussex
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...
£25
West Yorkshire
Enjoy this shorter style lesson. making two to three leather tassel and fringed accessories of your choice. Choose from a variety of things such as: a tassel key ring with personalised charm, fringe earrings or necklace or tassel earrings or necklace or a leather bracelet. This fun workshop is suitable for beginners and you will get all the help and materials you need to make your own leather accessories. Under 18's must be accompanied by...