Leather Work Intensive I

20 hrs class time: $395

This skills-based course immerses the student in the fundamentals of traditional leather crafting. This class is both for beginners and those who have some experience but wish to gain a well-rounded foundation for their practice of leather work. You’ll complete several projects within 20 hours of class work.

Skill sets include:

Leather Knowledge, types and weights,
Reading a side of leather—where to cut
Tool identification and proper usage
Cutting tools and techniques, changing blades, strap cutter
Gluing: prep, aligning edges, when glue is viable, removing glue.
Punching holes, punching slots; choosing the proper size, techniques
Setting rivets and hardware
Buckles:  installing, creating a ring buckle, keepers
Trouble shooting rivets, eyelets and snaps
Setting misc hardware
Hand Sewing and edge braiding  double needle saddle stitch, baseball stitch

Projects include wallets, belts, cuffs, card holders, cases, 4 and 6 strand round braids, messenger bags

  • Leather Work Intensive Day 1
    Friday, October 8th, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Leather Work Intensive Day 2
    Saturday, October 9th, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Leather Work Intensive Day 3
    Sunday, October 10th, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3717 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, illinois, 60613, United States