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Traditional Crafts

Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories

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Course Overview

This class is a great introduction to basic leatherwork. We will use a traditional 2-needle saddle stitch to hand sew a sketchbook case, simple pocket case, and snap purse. Other projects will be available as time allows. Natural vegetable tanned cowhide is a beautiful material that will darken to a rich patina as you use it, and it will last for decades with the right care. Students age 16+ may sign up for this course. Youth ages 14+ may attend with an adult.

Physical ability note: This process requires hand strength and enough shoulder strength to pound tools with a mallet.


Required Tools

  • All tools and materials will be supplied.

Optional Tools 

  • Please bring reading glasses if you need them


Sat, Apr 1st, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $190.00
Materials fee: $80.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Beth Dow
Beth Dow
Minneapolis, MN

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Hand-Sewn Leather Accessories