Live Courses:

Refining Your Leather Wallet Construction

Go beyond making simple card wallets and open up your build options

  • July 12th – July 14th: Berkeley
Live Courses:

Edge Finishing and Making Luxury Straps

Build a luxury watch strap and master the small details of edge finishing and strap making.

  • May 15: Sheridan, WY SOLD OUT
  • July 26-27: Portland, OR
Sewing Clams and Jigs:

Sewing Tower

An easier way to hand-sew boxes, cases and more complex leather projects. Use the Sewing Tower to hold your work in the positions and angles that you need.

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Latest Blog Posts

Vintage Article: How to Make a Golf Bag

One of my favorite parts about working on Fine Leatherworking business is reading the stories, tips and questions that we get from our readers. Together, we have so much collective leatherworking knowledge and wisdom, and it excites me to see us all learning and developing our skills together! To start this post, I just wanted […]

Customer Creations: A Bag for Every Purpose

This week’s Customer Creations post includes a variety of bags designed with every purpose in mind. Whether it’s a bag for your everyday carry, or you’re off to the office with a stack of paperwork, or you’re packing for a long weekend or extended vacation, these bags designed and constructed by our readers will have […]

From the Streets to the Smithsonian: The Life and Work of Soumana Saley

Today’s post tells the story of Soumana Saley, a respected leather craftsmen  from Niamey, Niger. His life represents a unique mix of passion and hard work that I found really inspiring, and it served as a reminder about the opportunity that we all have as leatherworkers in an ever-growing field. At the age of 11, […]

Modern Leatherworking Tools from Doldokki

The award winning tool company, Doldokki, has been innovating and modernizing tool designs in Korea since 2007. If you’ve ever dreamed of combining the aesthetics of BMW or Porsche with leatherworking tools, Doldokki tools makes that dream a reality. Fine Leatherworking is Doldokki’s exclusive North American representative and we’re proud to offer their full line of tools.

Exclusively Available:

Shrunken Calf Leather Hides

Get the same leather hides that are used to make the top luxury leather goods and find out what goes into making these high quality shrunken calf hides.

Supersew MBT Polyester Sewing Thread for Leather

Produced by 100-year-old company, Nagai Yoriito, Supersew MBT is new in-bonded polyester sewing thread for hand-sewing and machine sewing leather. It combines the features of their other products into an affordable synthetic thread that is brilliant in look, durable and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes.

Shop Leather

Choose from thin and light chèvre, durable Alpine calf, pull-up Chromexcel and more.

Fine Leatherworking Live Courses

Bag Making Weekend Course

Focus on the essential construction skills and make a handbag in one weekend.

  • November 9-11: Chicago Sold Out
  • March 22-24: Berkeley Sold Out
  • April 12-14: Berkeley
  • Sign up for our next bag course waitlist.

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Box and Case-Making with Nigel Armitage

Learn the fundamental skills to make your own boxes, trunks and cases.

  • May 7-9 (Part One): Berkeley Sold Out
  • May 10-12 (Part Two): Berkeley Sold Out
  • Sign up for our next course waitlist.

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Making Luxury Watch Straps

Build a luxury watch strap in alligator and master the small details of strap making.

Dates & Locations

  • May 15: Sheridan, WY
  • Stay for the Leather Trade Show May 17-19

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