Leather Craft and Skills Course – Kelvin Lodge & Spa, Durban

Learn the art of Hand Stitched Leather Crafting. 

From to 8:00 am

R13 500 per person
Course Fee includes:
• a Start-up Toolbox to the minimum value of R3 500,
• all material
• light lunch and refreshments

enquiries@leatherwize.co.za / 063 327 6228

Online registration: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2NhDu2AhMvtRPnqMJfDSOJ21jdi2CcGQZ-vrWiqUENjw5vQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

This course offers a minimum of 42 man-hours tuition, during which you will manufacture a top quality Belt and either a Traditional Hand Bag, a modest Tote Bag or a practical Back Pack. Working from the dimensions from your bag of choice you will make your own pattern, then cut, punch and stitch your item from start to finish. The course is jam-packed, hard work, much fun and very rewarding.

Suitable for complete beginners, serious crafters and entrepreneurs.

To provide the best experience while we focus on practical and hands-on training that will equip you with the basic skills, knowledge, information and a set of start-up tools that will enable you to practice the rewarding art of hand stitched leather crafting and proceed with manufacturing directly after completion of this course. To empower people, to awaken creativity and promote both traditional and contemporary leather crafting.

• How to identify different kinds of leather;
• The practical use and maintenance of hand tools;
• Introduction to chemicals, leather care products and suppliers;
• Hand-stitching methods;
• How to hand color / spray color and Saddle Stitch a Belt;
• How to design and manufacture one of the following items:
o Standard Hand Bag or
o Tote bag or
o Back Pack;
• Lining your bag with pig-split leather or alternative material;
• Strong focus on the manufacturing of each
component to perfection, assembly methods and workflow,
finishing techniques and quality control;
• Fitment of zips;
• How to manufacture and fit different styles of handles, straps and pockets;
• Attachment & Setting Techniques – all hardware, slings, handles, straps, pockets, etc.;
• Supplier information;

• Awl
• Clicker Knife
• Divider
• Hole Punch Set – 6 x mini punches
• Mallet
• Rivet Setter to set both 5mm and 9mm Capped Rivets
• Sharpening Block
• Slit Cutters – 1 x 4mm & 1 x 12mm
• Stitch Setter
• Stitching Chisels x 6
• Stitching Pony
• Punching Block
• Various Smalls

• Upon receipt of registration we will forward you an invoice.
• In order to secure your booking a deposit payment of 50% is required within 7 days of date of invoice;
• The balance is payable no later than 10 days prior to the course start date;
• We work on a first come first served principle;


Leather Craft and Skills Course – Kelvin Lodge & Spa, Durban


1 Kelvin Pl, Athlone, Durban North, 4051, South Africa