Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style
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!
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 packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.