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Traditional Crafts

Simple Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag

Course Overview

Learn the traditional skills of leatherwork as you make a simple shoulder bag that will last for decades. Students will learn how to sew, trim, and finish their bag out of natural vegetable tanned cowhide. Instruction will include basic surface design, wet molding, and hardware application. No prior sewing experience is necessary, but this class will require good hand dexterity and some arm strength for hitting tools with a mallet. Bring your reading glasses if you need them! This course is open to students ages 13+ if accompanied by an adult. 

Physical Ability/Skills Needed
No prior sewing experience is necessary, but this class will require good hand dexterity and some arm strength for hitting tools with a mallet.

Required Tools:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools:

Reading glasses if needed
 

Dates

Sat, Jul 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 3rd, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $190.00
Materials fee: $150.00

Meet the Instructor

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

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Simple Hand-Sewn Leather Shoulder Bag