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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
West Sussex - Next course on 28th March 2019
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather travel journals, similar to the Midori journals. Each journal contains notebooks which are held in place with elastic cord and can be replaced when full. The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. You’ll start in the morning by making three notebooks to fit a passport size leather travel journal with a wraparound cover (this will introduce you to...
£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 - Next course on 1st April 2019
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...
£85
Worcestershire - Next course on 28th April 2019
Hand-crafted and well-loved leather accessories are treasures of great beauty. Imagine being able to create your own? Join us for this wonderful introduction to the world of leatherwork. Your tutor, who specialises in creating hand-stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials, will inspire and guide. During your day you will make two beautiful items; a belt and a simple coin purse. You will learn how to; dye and prepare leather, hand stitch using...
£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 11th May 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...
£110
Greater London - Next course on 27th April 2019
Ideal for beginners to the subject, learn the basic construction methods required to produce a simple but professionally finished leather purse or wallet. Gain skills that can be used to develop your own pieces. Working with a provided pattern, you will make a lined purse or wallet in leather with a choice of simple closure. No previous experience of the subject is required but sewing machine skills are essential. By the end of the course...
£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...
£50
West Yorkshire - Next course on 27th March 2019
Make your best four legged friend a beautiful British Leather Collar and Lead, stamped with their name or initials Using luxury leather in a variety of colours, with solid brass or chrome fittings. 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 creative in your life,...