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60 leather work workshops found

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.
Make your very own Tote bag
Platinum AWARD
(15)
Make your very own Tote bag
Greater London - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£155
Our Leather Craft Workshop days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own classic Tote bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. For our Tote bag workshop we're also adding a growing colour range of suede leathers in a good weight so your bag can remain unlined so you get a great look and feel on the inside and out. On our workshops we don't operate with pre-cut bag templates, but we do have suggested largest sizes for each style of...
Make a soft leather handbag in a choice of colours, fully lined.
Bronze AWARD
(2)
Make a soft leather handbag in a choice of colours, fully lined.
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£60
Join me to make a soft leather bag in a choice of colours - choose your colour when you book. The bags are fully lined with an interior pocket. Your tutor is Lizzie. Lizzie has been making soft leather handbags and travel bags for many years and will enjoy teaching new skills to you. We will make a different bag at each of these workshops. Please see my website for which bag we will make on which date.
Introduction to stitching leather - now fully booked!
Introduction to stitching leather - now fully booked!
Lincolnshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£65
This class is now fully booked. In this class, you will be working with soft, calf leather to create a travel wallet. You will choose and cut your leather pieces and learn how to position them to build up the pattern. Using traditional saddle stitch, you will sew your wallet together to create something very beautiful, long lasting and beautiful to take with you wherever you travel. The wallet will be large enough to carry two European passports, travel documents, tickets and cards. Although lunch is not provided, there is...
Leather Belt Bag workshop
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Leather Belt Bag workshop
Greater London - Next course on 27th August 2019
£120
Make your very own leather belt bag. Our leather craft workshop days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own belt bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers and colours. This is a great 'all skills' workshop as you'll be making side gussets to create depth, saddle stitching, working with and setting hardware and don't forget the making of the belt. All of these techniques will really set you up in making a wide range of leather goods by understanding the...
Make your very own hand stitched leather belt
Platinum AWARD
(27)
Make your very own hand stitched leather belt
UK - Next course on 28th August 2019
£85
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own hand stitched leather belt. Or for a different look, if you'd rather not stitch, you can choose on the day to make a snap closure belt and choose 2 buckles that can easily be swapped over in seconds, two belts in one! Having worked in the industry for over ten years..... Our workshops are brand new to London and started in November 2017. All are geared for people with some...
One day leather work course - small leather goods
Platinum AWARD
(62)
One day leather work course - small leather goods
Lancashire - Next course on 29th August 2019
£140
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. Our one day leather course focuses on making premium small leather goods, such as wallets, notebook holders, card holders and passport holders. The course is designed to teach you all the core basics of traditional leatherwork, including marking and cutting out leather, preparing the leather for hand stitching, saddle stitching by hand, skiving, bevelling and burnishing. At the end of the day you will have made your very own small leather good by...
Beginners 3-day handbag making course
Beginners 3-day handbag making course
Greater London - Next course on 29th August 2019
£320
During this 3-day intensive course you get to choose a leather handbag that you wish to make from a selection of patterns. You will learn how to cut the leather from a pattern, hand-stitch the bag and to finish all the leather edges. You will also get to choose from a selection of vegetable tanned leather and the hardware & embellishments you wish to use. This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn all the basics and get an understanding of what tools & materials you will need to...
Two day leather practical skills workshop
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Two day leather practical skills workshop
Greater London - Next course on 30th August 2019
£320
Are you thinking of starting your own small leather goods business, or just starting out as a hobby and happy to see where your new skills lead you? Our Two day practical skills workshop is aimed at beginners interested in gaining a good understanding of the leather working skills & techniques used in making a variety of small leather goods. We do have some flexibility on the dates, so do email us if you don't see dates you can attend. The workshop will run once booked and will only have...
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Gold AWARD
(16)
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Herefordshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£120
This course is suitable for beginners but it 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 bag each. You will work from a prepared pattern so everyone's bags will be...
Casing-in workshop at Booktides' Edinburgh Bindery
Casing-in workshop at Booktides' Edinburgh Bindery
Midlothian - Next course on 31st August 2019
£85
Design a hard cover & case-in a ready-made book block. This weekend course will show you how perfect-bound books are cased into covers. A blank or lined book block is provided. You'll make your own hard cover, choosing from a combination of bookcloths, leathers and marble or decorative papers; discover how to add a satin bookmark and headbands. There's a great choice of endpapers to choose from & you'll learn how these hold a book in place. There will be lots of flexibility to personalise your book with your design...

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