Boot Camp II

This is the next step for leather workers who’ve completed Boot Camp I. This 6 week, (15 hrs)  class is beneficial to those who want to continue building their skill base and developing a good variety of knowledge about leather working. We begin by reviewing Boot Camp I, and work on more complex projects which include shaping leather, some machine stitching and a good amount of pattern making for a variety of projects. Some lab time (open studio) will be required for students to complete complex projects in the allotted time frame.

  • Use of industrial sewing machines
  • Use of electric and hand skivers
  • Shape and mold vegetable tanned leather
  • Dye, paint and modify surfaces
  • Pattern making –seam allowances, etc
  • Steps of Construction

Class dates:
Wednesday,  March 8th
Wednesday,  March 15th
Wednesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 29th
Wednesday, April 5th
Wednesday,  April 12th


  • BOOT CAMP II (1 of 6)
    Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boot Camp II (2 of 6)
    Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boot Camp II (3 of 6)
    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
    6:30 pm
  • Boot Camp II (4 of 6)
    Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boot Camp II (5 of 6)
    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boot Camp II (6 of 6)
    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue:   Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts

Venue Phone: 773-242-7436

3717 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, Illinois, 60613, United States