Master The Craft Of Making Luxury Leather Goods

Achieve Your Dream of Mastering Leathercraft

Get 1:1 instruction from wherever you are in the world. Start with a free 30-minute phone consultation.

Together, we'll create a customized program to help you make fine leather goods.

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Start Your Journey To Finer Leatherworking

We'll Meet You Where You Are

If you've been following us, you know that we've been offering leathercraft classes for years in the Bay Area. We've also taught courses in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Sheridan, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia...and even in Alaska!

In addition to our in-person courses, we're now offering private, virtual instruction for those who want to learn how to make fine leather goods from wherever they are in the world.


1:1 Fine Leatherworking Courses

Introducing 1:1 Fine Leatherworking Courses: private, custom-tailored instruction for people who are looking to start or improve their leatherworking skills and build their dream project. Now, you can learn new techniques and get leatherworking advice from your own studio or home.


Build the Project That's Out of Reach

A custom plan that works for you

Together, we'll create a plan to improve your craft so that you can make the kinds of leather goods you've always wanted. I'll help you to plan and build your own custom leather bag, wallet, or other accessories. I'll even help you to prototype your next leather product.

Learn to do things the right way

Spend less time searching around for how-to’s and wondering which one will work. Instead, start your leatherworking journey using the right techniques right from the very beginning. Build a solid foundation now so that you don’t have to struggle later.

Get un-stuck with construction and design

Making a special project for a loved one or an important customer? I can help you plan out the design and construction so that you can focus on doing what you do best - being creative. Don't worry about whether or not you have the ability to make your project. I'll get you there.

Produce work at a higher level

You don't know what you don't know. When you're working alone, it can be hard to tell how to improve your work. I'll help you to elevate and refine your craft so that you can make leather goods that really stand out.

Sean Aquino

An Experienced Teacher To Help You Improve

Hey there! I'm Sean.

With 10 years of leather goods making experience, I'm confident I can help you with any and all of your leathercraft questions, plans, and dreams - no matter where you're starting from and how much prior experience you have.

I founded the blog and website FineLeatherworking.com, which has been the go-to resource for advanced tools, materials and luxury leathercraft inspiration since 2012.

I'd love to learn more about your leathercraft goals—let's chat!  

Get Started in Just 3 Steps

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Book a no-pressure call so that we can chat about your leathercraft needs. Let's see if we're a good fit for each other.

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If the shoe fits, we'll set up one additional planning session to craft a customized plan for your next project or technique goal.

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Let's implement the plan and start improving! We'll do 1:1 virtual sessions as you build your project or practice your technique.

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I thought the course was exceptional.  I came in not knowing a single thing about leather and left with a ton of knowledge of construction, edge finishing, etc.  I have since walked around noticing lots of details about items people around me are using that I never noticed before.  Sean was very patient with the endless questions about instructions, he gave them over and over and over again - thank you!!  Sean is an excellent teacher and was very well prepared which made everything run smoothly.  He has a wealth of knowledge about the craft and did a great job sharing it with us.  Thank you!

Holly S. | Past Leatherworking Course Student

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I'm committed to your success

Our leatherworking sesssions will be in two to four-hour blocks. If you're still stuck on a particular step or want further refinement, we'll extend the session or add an additional practice session so that you can meet your goals and needs. I guarantee you the success and improvement you're looking for or I'll give you your money back.

Ready to master your craft?

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