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All courses are suitable if you don’t speak German, we can translate into English for you.

Beginners Course

The leather weekend workshop is the crash course in our series of workshops. During these weekends, you will learn the basics of leather processing while crafting your own leather clutch, a small handbag or another little accessory. The focus of this course is to gain an overview of different techniques in leather manufacturing so that participants can manufacture their own products in the future. We are also happy to discuss problems you have experienced while working with leather in the past. Just bring up your questions during the workshop.

At the end of the course, each participant will receive a small folder containing everything that was discussed during the course.

No prior knowledge in working with leather is required for this workshop, but a little experience in manufacturing products can be helpful.

We provide the tools, but it would be helpful if you can also bring your own: metal ruler, good utility knife (ideally a roll knife), hammer, hole puncher, cutting board, pencil, paper, scissors,

Dates for spring 2017:
22nd and 23rd of April 2017
13th and 14th May 2017
24th and 25th of June 2017

Dates for autumn 2017 
23rd and 24th of September 2017
14th and 15th of October 2017
18th and 19th of November 2017

Course duration: 2 days

1. Saturday from 10am – 6pm (1 hour lunch break)

2. Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Day 1:

Overview of leather and leather production, tooling: presenting different tools and trial session. What should be considered when designing a pattern for a leather product. Material selection and trimming, edge processing, adhesives, assembly of various fastenings, hand sewing with the double-stitch technique, machine sewing

Day 2:

Make a clutch or small handbag or other product in your design using the techniques presented the previous day.


210 € plus material costs 50 €,  Total: 260€

Maximum 5 participants

Included afternoon coffee or tea and pastries

Course Registration:

Confirm your participation by booking and paying the course fee latest 21 days before the start of the course. Please book early because the places are limited. You can make the booking directly in our online webshop.

Cancellation policy:

Up to 21 days before the start of the course: no cancellation fee.

Less than 20 days until the start of the course: half of the course fee. You can also find a substitute.

Book online now here in our Onlineshop!

We are looking forward to your registration!

A few nice photos from past workshops can be found on our Instagram and  Facebook page!



Leather Handbag Weekend Workshop – Advanced Participants

This leather course is ideal for participants who already have some experience in leatherwork and the manufacture of bags or accessories. Ideally, you have already visited our leather beginner’s course or the leather weekend workshop. For attending this course you should already be able to sew with the sewing machine (this does not necessarily have to be a leather sewing machine) or you are already relatively safe in the hand sewing with the two-needle technique or the hand sewing machine.

The theme of this workshop is a leather handbag. To ensure that all participants have the chance to finish a bag in two days, we will work with existing patterns. Smaller adjustments to the individual ideas of the participants are, of course, possible.

The participants can select from 4 different patterns and make a shopper, a bucket bag or one of two smaller handbag models with shoulder strap. It is also possible that the participants bring their own finished pattern. The material is not included in this course but can be bought in our studio or you bring your own Material.

The bags can be sewn by hand and by experienced participants also with the machine. The bags can be made with or without inner lining and with buttons or zips.

This course teaches the following skills:
Production of a leather handbag with handle or shoulder strap
Understanding of cutting patterns for leather processing
Different leather qualities and the right choice of leather for the product to be manufactured
Leather tools and their application
Prepare leather for processing
Attaching buckles, zips and buttons
Finishing and sewing of inner lining
Production of inner pockets
using leather sewing machine

Dates 2017:
4 and 5 November 2017
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm
We make an hour lunch break

Course fee:
Per participant: 260 €
Material costs are not included in the course fee. The material can be purchased from us in the studio or you can bring your own leather.
Maximum of 4 participants
Incl. Afternoon coffee or tea and pastries

Course Registration:

Confirm your participation by booking and paying the course fee latest 21 days before the start of the course. Please book early because the places are limited. You can make the booking directly here in our online webshop.

Cancellation policy:
A written cancellation of the course is only accepted until 21 days before the start. From 20 days to the beginning of the course half of the course fee will be refunded (but you can also call us a substitute). If the number of participants is too small, a workshop/course may be cancelled and you will be refunded the amount.

With my booking/payment of the course, I confirm that I have read and accepted the conditions of participation carefully.