Leather Shop Basics will teach you the basic step by step fundamentals of leather work.
The Quick Details...
For ALL levels- from no experience to advanced
28 video lessons
Watch lessons as many times as you want
Lessons in order to build foundation
Easy to follow lessons
Tools & Materials Resource List
Lessons based 17 years of experience
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?
What leather should I use for this project?
How do I cut this out without messing up the rest of my leather?
What tools do I need for cutting, tooling, skiving my projects?
How do I use those tools?
What can I get by without at first?
How do I make things that will last?
Am I going to ruin my project?
How do I dye & finish my leather projects?
You & most of the leather community has! That is one of the reasons I decided to create this course. I wanted to give you a place to find the skills you need, in order, without searching to really dive into this craft!
Leather projects are not just one skill but rather a stacking of many small skills. By building a strong foundation of basic skills you can avoid many of the big project ruining mistakes that are so common.
This course is designed to help you learn how to stack the skills.
This course has 28 online lessons, broken into 9 different topics categories for easy learning. You can watch these as many times as you want until you have mastered each skill.
We will cover:
Getting Started - Workspace set up, Common hitting tools, Tools & Materials Resource List (with links), Organizing Your Tools
Leather Overview - Types of Leather, Parts Of A Hide, Measures of Leather Thickness
The Sharp Stuff - Knives & Cutting Leather, Cutting A Straight Line, Skiving, Punching Holes, End Punches, Keeping Things Sharp
Make it Pretty - Basic Stamping, Adding Color & Finish Products 101
Get It To Stay - Leather Glue, Hand Sewing, Machine Sewing, Buck Stitch Basics
Wow That Looks Better - Rounding Edges, Sanding & Slicking
What About The Metal? - Cap Rivets, Copper Rivets, Setting Snaps, Buckles
Random Helpful Skills - Making a Pattern, Marking A Pattern On Leather, Using a Strap Cutter & Straight Edging a Hide
What's Next? - Now What?
This course has been laid out to help crafters at ALL levels!
Are you brand new to leathercraft & have a desire to learn?
This course is a perfect place to start! This will help you shorten the learning curve & give you faster progress because all the foundational skills are in one place. You will also find what tools you need to start & what tools you can invest in as you grow in your craft.
Do you have some tools & are having fun with this hobby but want to grow?
This course will help you make sure you have all the foundational pieces in the leather shop to help you create bigger projects with minimal mistakes that can be VERY frustrating - and costly- like picking the wrong leather for a project, miss cutting the leather, having dye/finishing issues, just to name a few.
Have you jumped into leather work & now really want to polish your craft?
This course will help you make sure you have not missed any of the building block pieces of leather work. There are also lots of valuable tips & tricks covered that can save time, money & help your projects look more polished.
We know that this course is an investment, but you are making one of the best investments you can - in YOURSELF!