Art Class: Intro to Leatherwork: Make a Leather Tote Bag

Unleash your creativity in a captivating art class where you'll fashion a bespoke leather bag, sized 13″x11″x5″. No prior experience is required! Dive into the realm of leathercraft using specialized tools like punches, rivet setters and an industrial sewing machine. With a spectrum of premium leather in vibrant to classic hues, design your bag's sides and straps. 

Master cutting, burnishing, riveting and sewing under the guidance of experts. Delve into the artistry of bevelers, dies and anvils, culminating in crafting excellence on a state-of-the-art Sailrite Sewing Machine. Depart not only with a unique leather bag but also with newfound skills to shape leather into remarkable creations.

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 4 hours

Outside Reviews for Instructor Chris and Team

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14 Jun 2023

This place is a true NYC gem! Sometimes you just need to make things and this is a perfect outlet. Very laid back, friendly vibe. I was lucky enough to get a four-hour private stained glass lesson with Kelsie McNair, and while I have a lot to practice and plenty more to learn, I feel equipped enough to practice on my own. Soup to nuts, we went from design idea, to material selection and through all key steps of the process to make a window hanger. As a novice, I'm surprised I walked away with anything respectable but I did! All the while, Kelsie, the instructor and Chris the manager were good natured and supportive. They are people you'd happily hang out with and made it very easy to learn from. Today far exceeded expectations and increased my interest in the craft. This session was a gift and I would recommend it for others.

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Event location: 117 11th Street (between 3rd and 2nd Ave), Brooklyn, NY, 11215


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Instructor Chris and his talented team of artists run a beloved Brooklyn DIY workshop where they lead fun-filled maker experiences. They help everyday people transform into woodworkers, welders, jewelry makers, leather crafters, knife forgers, and stained glass artisans in just one workshop. Learn a new skill and make something functional and forever rewarding!

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