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Create a Custom Leather Belt in One Day

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Oakland, United States

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Experience hosted by Sean

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

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.
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.

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What's included

  • Food
    Light Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Use of all the tools as well as the material, including the leather and the...
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Meet your host, Sean

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 5 Reviews
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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.

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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 acro…
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Where you'll be

You'll work in our leathercraft 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. Our studio is in the popular Temescal District of Oakland. It's about ~10 minute walk to Macarthur Bart.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Andrea
September 2019
For those interested in getting familiar with leatherwork this is the place! I’m glad I attended & would definitely go to other workshops led by Sean.
Christina
September 2019
I loved taking this class. I have done some leather work, but never a belt. I can see why handmade is expensive, it takes patience and practice. The belt came out really nice and I a already thinking about the next one. We learned how to hand stitch...but beware when Sean says it takes longer, believe him! I would now have liked to do snaps then I could change out the buckle when I wanted.
I loved taking this class. I have done some leather work, but never a belt. I can see why handmade is expensive, it takes patience and practice. The belt came out really nice and I…
Sharron
September 2019
Sean is an excellent teacher. He really knows the ins and outs of fine leatherwork. You will leave with a very nice belt.
Tiffany
September 2019
Sean is a great craftsman who is able to share amazing tips and tricks to make learning new skills in leatherwork fun and exciting. He is super patient with the students, regardless of their level of expertise, encouraging and supporting us if we're frustrated about a particular technique until we can complete it. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
Sean is a great craftsman who is able to share amazing tips and tricks to make learning new skills in leatherwork fun and exciting. He is super patient with the students, regardles…
Janice
September 2019
Sean is a talented and knowledgeable artisan. As an instructor, he really makes learning a joy and adventure!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring your or your recipient's current belt or waist size we can size you properly

Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and shoes you can stand in.