LEARN PROFESSIONAL LEATHER SEWING SKILLS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES – one to one tuition
From £152 (Part 1 – 4 hours)
From £296 (Part 1 & 2 – 8 hours)
From £440 (Part 1, 2 & 3 – 12 hours)
From £576 (Part 1, 2, 3 & 4 – 16 hours)
Beginners, beginners with some experience of sewing, intermediate, advanced
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
This is a one to one course during which you will be taught the basic skills of working with leather.
You will be shown different sewing machines and understand their differences, benefits and limitations. You will also learn how to use specific tools for splitting, cutting, finishing and fastening fittings.
The course has the aim to help you gain confidence in sewing leather, understanding the major difference between various types of leather, working tools and learning essential techniques to deal with tricky features of leather goods construction.
You will work with suede, thin and medium thickness leather in order to gain the specific, vital skills required for your leather sewing project.
You will produce your own samples of work to take home with you.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?
The course is divided into three consecutive parts of four hours each, but you can decide to attend either one, two or the all three of them.
During the course, you will be able to focus on specific things you might be more interested in.
Below is a list of topics usually covered during the course (part 1):
– Understanding leather: overviews on types of leather, tanning, finishings and best use
– Vegan leathers: an overview on different types and features
– Leather preparation, marking and cutting
– How to cut different types of leather into complex shapes using a variety of tools
– How to finish leather edges: painting vs burnishing
– How to correctly use leather punches, mauls and mallets
– How to choose the right sewing machine for a specific type of material or project
– Understanding how to correctly set the tension in a sewing machine
– Understanding thread types and needle sizes
– Learn the basics of machine sewing leather
– How to produce a range of simple seams