Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins 40 secs
Do you love leather? We do, too! Explore our selection of sewing and jewelry classes that feature leather.
Leather Brindle ClutchElke Bergeron
If you’ve never worked with leather before, this project is hand punched and stitched so you’ll learn the basics of leather working without needing a sewing machine. You can then apply what you learn to other leather accessories and bags. Elke also shows you how to modify and embellish this minimal clutch for many other styles.
Metallic Leather BraceletElke Bergeron
Leather bracelets have a warmth and luxury to them, and it is easier than you may think to make your own. In this class, Elke shows how to make a stylish wrap bracelet with a chic metallic gold finish. Using leather working tools like a strap cutter and a beveler, she shows you how to cut the leather evenly and bevel the edges, which gives the bracelet a professional, polished look. Once the leather has been cut out, you will paint the strap, punch holes in either end, and attach a button stud to create the closure. The tools and materials required for this project are inexpensive and easy to find, making it a perfect first project for a beginning leather-worker. Cut out several leather strips at once and whip up a batch to give as gifts to friends, or keep the whole stack for yourself!
Leather BasicsElke Bergeron
This quick video provides an overview of different types of leather, which can be helpful to understand before you embark on a leather sewing or craft project. Handbag and jewelry designer, Elke, discusses the unique qualities of leather and what to look for when you’re shopping. From sturdy vegetable tanned leathers to soft, supple cow hides, Elke dishes on the ideal uses for different types of leathers and how to successfully work with them.
Sew a Leather BagLiana Allday
Sewing with leather can be intimidating, but in this class, Liana shares the ins and outs of making a classic, swoon-worthy leather tote bag on your home sewing machine. No special skills or fancy tools are needed. Learn tips and tricks for picking a gorgeous piece of leather and sewing with it successfully. At the end of the class, you will have a sturdy, heirloom-worthy bag that you will want to use for years.
Make a Leather Key Fob or Wristlet StrapElke Bergeron
Learn how to make a super simple, stylish key fob with basic leather-working tools. Elke Bergeron shows you how to turn your strap into a wristlet, or add a clip to attach it to your favorite clutch. This quick class is a great introduction to leather working, and a fun way to practice your skills.
Make a Magic Braid Leather BraceletElke Bergeron
In this class, Elke shares her technique for making a braided leather bracelet from one connected piece of leather (And yes, it is quite magical). This is a great class for learning some leather-working basics, like how to cut leather, bevel edges, and use a leather hole punch. Have fun experimenting with widths and colors to make bracelets in several different styles.
Stamped Leather BraceletAlix Bluh
Take a simple strip of leather and imbue it with a mantra or meaningful phrase to keep your inspiration close. Alix shows you how to enhance the handsome, natural warmth of leather with a stamped phrase and a patina effect, along with a button stud for a finished look. Make a stack and wear in multiples or give as a heartfelt present.
Sew a Waxed Canvas Tote BagFancy Tiger
Learn how to make a simple yet striking all-seasons tote with Amber and Jaime from Fancy Tiger. Made from waxed canvas, this go-to bag is naturally water repellent and perfect for everyday use. The bag is lined and features boxed corners, pockets and leather straps, plus you will learn how to work with waxed canvas and finish the seam allowances for professional-looking results.
Make a Beaded Leather Tassel NecklaceElke Bergeron
In this class, Elke shares instructions for making one of her signature creations: a bohemian leather tassel necklace. She begins by teaching you how to make the leather tassel, and then demonstrates how to add the beads and leather lacing. This is a great project for beginning beaders and leatherworkers— experiment with color combinations and styles to make a necklace with boho charm.
Sew a Feed Sack BagElke Bergeron
Elke Bergeron shows you how to design and sew a versatile vintage-style tote, which can be worn off the shoulder or as a cross body bag. You will learn how to work with feedsack fabric, add a touch of canvas ticking for reinforcement, sew together a linen lining, and create leather straps. Add brass rivets and clips, and you will have your very own sturdy, handmade bag.
Boho Leather CuffElke Bergeron
You’ll never look at leather belts in the same way after this class. Elke shows you how to take an old or thrifted belt and transform it into a modern leather cuff. You can keep the cuff unadorned or add a few rows of delicate beading to give it a boho vibe.
Hand-Stamped Tote Bag with Leather HandlesJen Hewett
This adorable handbag is the ultimate personalized accessory. Printmaker and surface designer, Jen Hewett, shows you how to create simple stamps and print custom fabric. She then shows you how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric. French seams and riveted leather handles create a professional finishing touch.
Leather Wrap BraceletMelanie Falick
A stack of these bracelets adds understated glamour to any outfit. Melanie Falick guides you through the range of supplies and how to vary the look depending on your design choices. You will learn the mechanics of stringing the bracelet, as well as how to add more thread and make the bracelet long enough to wrap around your wrist several times.
Make a Leather TasselElke Bergeron
Leather tassels are not only a great beginner leather project — they are also the perfect adornment for purses, keychains, and necklaces. In this quick lesson, Elke shows us an easy way to make tassels using just a little bit of leather, tacky glue, a rotary cuter, and brass hardware.
Make a Paracord and Leather Cuff BraceletElke Bergeron
Elke combines two fun, fabulous materials—leather and paracord—to make a sporty, sophisticated cuff. Elke will show you how to cut the materials down to size and attach the paracord to the leather with a little hot glue and sewing. All of the materials needed for this project are readily available at craft stores and come in a wide range of colors to match your mood and style. When the bracelet is finished, simply add a closure and the cuff is ready to wear.
Sew a Linen Bucket BagElke Bergeron
Create your own linen and leather bag with the expert guidance of Elke Bergeron. Elke shows you how to sew a classic bucket bag, plus she shows you how to make a beautiful leather shoulder strap and a coordinating leather tassel. This class provides a foundation in basic sewing and leather-working skills, and results in a gorgeous handbag, perfect for year-round use.
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