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Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

Course Overview

There's real pleasure in making an object that you touch daily and that only improves with wear and tear—a leather case is exactly such a thing. Design and sew a stylish laptop cover, journal cover or clutch from the same basic pattern. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand tools to make a beautiful case that will last for years. This is a relaxing, machine-free way to construct objects of great beauty and integrity. If time allows, additional small items can be made for an additional material fee. Natural vegetable-tanned leather starts out a soft buff color, but will darken to rich toffee hue as it lives with you. No prior sewing experience is necessary, but this class will require good hand dexterity. Bring your reading glasses if you need them!


Sat, May 12th, 2018  –  Sun, May 13th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $150.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Mar 31st, 2018
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($50 and up)


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins. The instructor will contact you prior to the start of the course to discuss your specific project-- if you are making a case for a s

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Mar 31st, 2018
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