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Traditional Crafts

Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

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Course Overview

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote–perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished bag will measure approximately 18"x12" in size. Customization can be discussed, and additional pockets or strap enhancements can be considered for an additional materials fee. This class is ideal for beginners, but requires good hand strength. Youth ages 13-15 are welcome to participate with an adult; students ages 16+ are welcome to attend on their own.

Required Tools

  • All tools will be provided by the instructor and North House

Optional Tools 

  • Bring any embellishments or personal leather you may want to add to your bag if desired.
  • Reading glasses if needed


Sat, Feb 3rd, 2024  –  Sun, Feb 4th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $200.00
Materials fee: $135.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Candace LaCosse
Candace LaCosse
Duluth, MN

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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag