Leather Craft Workshop: Make a Custom Belt

Leather work for beginners



3 hours Class size 12 to 40     label $100


Learn basic leatherwork skills and make your own custom belt in this three hour, project-based workshop.

With a focus on the material, tools and process, you’ll learn basic leather crafting techniques and put them into practice creating your very own leather belt. Try your hands at cutting leather, bevelling and burnishing and go home with a finished piece that you will be proud of for years to come!

Along the way you will also gain some insight into working with leather, it’s structure and layers, find out the difference between full-grain and genuine leather, and how to properly care for your leather items.

A fun and practical workshop suitable for beginners, or anyone in need of a fancy new belt!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

- Leather

- Studs & buckles

- Tools to be used in class

What to bring

Just yourself!

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
The Plant Whisperer

The Plant Whisperer

4.9 (10)
30k

Haylee has been assembling beautiful things with her hands since not long after she could walk and has been working with leather specifically for many years. Starting out with leather aprons for a Melbourne cafe, menu holders and various other commissioned projects, she soon became known for her attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.

Haylee’s label Evie Black creates bespoke Leather handbags and is in the process of expanding into homewares and accessories. Expect to see plant hangers, laptop cases and some awesome collaborations with other local makers.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (1439)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Basil Gerard  •  Jan 2021


Awesome & chilled teacher. Very relaxed venue and atmosphere.
I'm digging my new belt and the further info provided surrounding the craft was really helpful!

Calum Lindsay-Field  •  Jan 2021


Very practical. Great intro into leather making and support throughout class was really helpful too.

Masako Hayashi  •  Jan 2021


Started on time. The lecturer was very informative and assist as I needed.
Hoping to attend other leathercraft class.

Textiles workshop review by Masako Hayashi

Leon Clarke  •  Jan 2020


A great class! Hayley did an excellent job of explaining things and ensuring everyone was kept occupied throughout the workshop. I’m very proud of my new belt!

Paul Schof  •  Jan 2020


Loved the experience. Haylee, the tutor was great! Explained each step thoroughly and I learned a lot. The class was full with interested and enthusiastic people. The venue was easy to find and was more that suitable for the class. Loved it!

Charles Tyers  •  Jan 2020


Nice class, relaxed and instructive teacher. Would be great to do a follow up session.

Leather Craft Workshop: Make a Custom Belt review by Charles Tyers Sydney

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Pete Butland  •  Jan 2020


Great workshop.
Haylee was informative, was great with her instructions, and very giving of her one on one time with all students in the class.
Can highly recommend it.

James Dalton  •  Jan 2020


The class was great and Haylee was an amazing teacher.

Simple to understand instructions and a great range of tools and materials.

It was so nice to leave the class with a belt that I had made and there was even enough time to make a keyring.

Leather Craft Workshop: Make a Custom Belt review by James Dalton

Keith McKinlay  •  Jan 2020


I found Haylee very competent and friendly,she explained everything clearly.The tools and Leather were excellent ,I took on some great ideas so I can try them out when on the road in the Caravan.
Keith.

Vivian McManus  •  Jan 2020


Such a great workshop with an informative & personable teacher in a lovely light filled environment
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