What you'll do
Ever wonder what goes into making a luxury leather belt? Together we'll explore the craft of making leather goods including how to cut, sew and work with this medium. You'll make a custom belt that you can take home for yourself or a loved one. This is a great course for people who have wanted to try their hands at creating your own luxury leather goods but don't know how to start or are looking to have a better foundation. Complete beginners to the craft will learn the basics and those with prior sewing or handcraft experience can learn how to modify and refine their existing skills to produce finer work. In this course you will: * Cut leather- learn how to easily make precise cuts and work with this material. * Finishing the edges of your belt - to increase the durability and give it a more 'high-end' look. * Set in the buckle- as well as other components of this project and practice working in this medium. * Assemble the belt- and learn how to set rivets or more advanced techniques in sewing leather. * Customize the fit of your belt- to go beyond just an off-the-shelf item. Tailor your belt to your size.
Use of all the tools as well as the material, including the leather and the hardware, you need to complete your project.
Sean Aquino makes and teaches how to make fine leather goods. He runs the blog and website FineLeatherworking.com, which has been the go-to resource for advanced tools, materials and luxury leather craft inspiration since 2012. He has taught leatherworking to hundreds of students from young crafters wanting to refine own leather goods creations to new retirees looking to explore new crafts. He has taught at studios like The Chicago School of Shoemaking, Oregon Leather Company and across the US in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, Anchorage and at his studio in Berkeley. Facebook - www.facebook.com/fineleatherworking Instagram - www.instagram.com/fineleather
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Where you'll be
You'll work in our leathercraft studio inside Hello Stitch, a sewing studio, where we run our multi-day courses in making handbags, wallets and watch straps. You'll be able to try specialized leatherworking tools, see different type of premium leather and work in great maker environment. It's about ~10 minute walk to Downtown Berkeley Bart.
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Fri, Sep 20 From 1:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
$179 per person
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Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend.
Create a Custom Leather Belt in One Day