Weekend Leather Course for Beginners

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 experimenting on clutch or a small handbag. 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, leather hole punch tool, cutting board, pencil, paper, scissors.

Dates for Spring 2020                                                                   

22nd and 23rd of February
25th and 26th of April

Dates for Autumn 2020

17th and 18th of October 
28th and 29th of November

Course duration: 2 Days

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

2. Sunday from 10am – 6pm (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?

Material selection and trimming, edge processing, adhesives, assembly of various fastenings, hand sewing with the double-needle technique, machine sewing.

Design and pattern construction of your own product.

Day 2:

Make your own product based on the techniques taught the day before


per participant: 230 €,  materials costs 50 €,  total: 280 €

Maximum 7 participants

Including afternoon coffee or tea and pastries

Course Registration:

Confirm your participation by booking / paying the course fee latest 14 days after booking and before the start of the course. Please book early because the places are limited. You can make the booking by purchasing the course in our online web-shop. If you want to book on a short notice, just call or write an email to find out if there is still an available place.

Book it now in our online shop! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email.

E-Mail: contact@lapaporter.com, Telephone: +49 30 24537196

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.

We are looking forward to your registration!

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