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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.

£85
Bristol - Next course on 1st May 2019
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leathergoods -...
£125
East Sussex - Next course on 26th April 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,...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 17th May 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£250
Lancashire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the...
£250
Staffordshire
During this one to one course a more focused instruction into the traditional Saddle Stitch will be given. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover all of the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace. During the course you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured...
£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...
£25
Vale of Glamorgan - Next course on 28th March 2019
These stylish books, allow for a variety of inserts depending on your note taking/travel journaling needs. They also make a great gift for those friends who are impossible to buy for ;-) You will use real leather to create the cover (leatherette is also available if you’d prefer) there will be a wide selection of inner diaries, sketch, lined, grid paper and business card & document wallets, the design is fully up to your needs...
£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...
£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...