Leather Working 101

In this course, students learn the basic concepts of working with leather while developing skills for designing and working with patterns, materials, tools, sewing and finishing techniques.


Leather Working 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes (listed as Intro to Leather Working) feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Leather Working 201: Advanced Techniques

Have you taken Leather Working 101 or have leather working experience and want to continue expanding your skills and knowledge?
In this course, students will continue learning the fundamentals of leather working, studying in more depth the various types of leather, cuts, and their uses; different tool uses and care; pattern making; hand-stitching techniques; and edge finishing and burnishing techniques. Students will work on a variety of samples to practice the learned the skills.
Pre-Requisite: Leather Working 101 or leather working experience


Leather Working 201: Advanced Techniques is offered as either a 4-week class or a Weekend Intensive. The course comes with free Open Studio time for up to a week after the end of the course to work on the techniques learned in class.

Leather Working - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Leather Working After Workshops are project-based ranging from wallets, to bowls, baskets and more! Check out upcoming sections below to learn what great After Workshops are coming up.



In this class, students will learn how to create a small, basic leather wallet, while learning about rivets and professional stitching techniques that look like machine made!







In this workshop, students will learn the basics of leather working through designing and constructing a small leather bowl or box. Some ornamental and surface design techniques, such as trapunto and edge lacing, will also be taught.