Leathercraft for beginners: Make small leather items



This is a theoretical and practical taster group tuition during which you will receive an overview on basic leather craft skills and techniques and realise one or more simple leather items to take home with you. The class will take place in our London workshop where you will be able to see how a leather craft studio is equipped and receive practical demonstrations of common working methods used in the field. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE AS MANY CUSTOMISED LEATHER ITEMS AS YOU CAN, choosing between a selection of different types of goods such as key rings, glasses cases, card holders, bracelets and more. You will be shown different types of leather and get to understand their main features. You will receive an introduction on how to prepare, mark, cut, edge finish leather and use simple fastening hardware. You will receive relevant, useful and informative handouts as well as lists of leather and tool suppliers. At the end of the tuition, you will have: – Gained an understanding of leather types – Been instructed on the use of common fastenings and closure techniques – Received an overview of the correct use of tools for preparing, marking, cutting and punching leather – Understood and practised leather craft techniques such as beveling and burnishing techniques – Realised you own small, simple leather item(s) to take home with you WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? This course is suitable for total beginners and beginners with some experience in leather crafts. You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

What's included in the price?

Materials and tools are included.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


The London Leather Workshopis a design, prototyping and manufacturing studio founded by Italian designers and makers Sara Battiston and Melissa Bruscoli. With 20 years of experience in the fashion and accessory industry Sara and Melissa work with both local and international customers ranging from start-ups to established brands. Their studio is able to offer a range of services from design consultancy to product development and from prototyping to manufacturing of handbags, accessories and soft furnishings. Their practical classes will teach you the fundamental techniques of working with leather or vegan leather, how to sew these materials to a professional standard and how to create customised goods. The theoretical classes will provide you with the foundation for designing bags and accessories as well as insights and essential information about the industry.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
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STUDIO 002-003 UNIT 7, HARRINGTON WAY, LONDON, Greater London, SE18 5NR