WBCA Hand Sewing Leather 101 - Small Goods
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

WBCA Hand Sewing Leather 101 - Small Goods

Hand Sewing Leather 101 - Small Goods
Saturday, October 27th - 10am to 2pm

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade leather good.

No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required.

Students will be able to choose from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: Clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, keychains, sunglasses cases and more

Tuition: $42 Members / $54 Non-members
Material Fee: $20 payable to Merchant Leather

Additional Info: https://whitebeararts.org/2018/08/hand-sewing-leather-101-small-goods/

Registration: https://whitebeararts.org/online-registration/

Location:
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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Leather LAB 1.0
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Leather LAB 1.0

We are excited to once again be partnering with LAB MPLS for Leather LAB!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Clutch, Long Wallet, Knot Cross body, Valet Tray, Glasses Case or Coin Purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 2.5 hours, but some might finish earlier.

Learn more and register for the Thursday, November 1st Leather LAB 1.0 here:

https://www.labmpls.com/leather-lab-1/

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Minnesota Makers - Hand-Sewing Class
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Minnesota Makers - Hand-Sewing Class

Make your own customer leather good

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand-sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade leather good.

Students will be able to choose 2 projects from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: Clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnotes covers, phone cases, key-chains, sunglasses cases and more (see photos for examples).

No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required.

The class will be held in the Maker Room at the Minnesota Makers market in Robbinsdale, MN.  Check out the Minnesota Makers store and other classes at www.minnesotamakers.net

Example projects (leather colors not guaranteed)

Register: Minnesota Makers Hand-Sewing Class (11/14/18)
50.00

Register for the Minnesota Makers Hand Sewing 101

Wednesday, November 14th from 6-9 pm

Minnesota Makers
4180 West Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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WBCA - Hand Sewing Leather 201 - Tote Bag and Laptop Case
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

WBCA - Hand Sewing Leather 201 - Tote Bag and Laptop Case

White Bear Center For The Arts
Hand Sewing Leather 201 - Tote bag and Laptop Case

Sunday, November 18th, 10am to 4pm 

This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Focus will be on refining your hand-sewing technique for speed and accuracy as well as problem solving during the construction process

Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction - including the skills necessary to design their own goods.

Project options include a tote bag ($60 material fee), cross body purse ($60 material fee), 13" laptop case ($40 material fee) or 15" laptop case ($40 material fee). You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class.

Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with you finished project.

Tuition: $63 Members / $81 Non-members
Material Fee: $40-$60 depending on the project, payable to Merchant Leather

Additional Info: https://whitebeararts.org/2018/08/hand-sewing-leather-201-tote-bag-and-laptop-case/

Registration: https://whitebeararts.org/online-registration/

Location:
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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Leather LAB 2.0
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Leather LAB 2.0

A new advanced offering from LAB MPLS!

This advanced level class is designed to will use the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade laptop sleeve, or tote bag. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 4 hours, but some might finish earlier. 

You will be able to choose your leather project by selecting the ticket option on eventbrite. When you arrive there will be a variety of colors you can choose from (black, different shades of brown, tan and even a few bright colors).

We recommend that students have taken a previous Leather LAB, Leather LAB 1.0 or one of Merchant Leather's classes before registering for this class. We believe that you will be happier with the end result if you've had previous experience.

Learn more and register for the Thursday, November 29th Leather LAB 1.0 here:

https://www.labmpls.com/leather-lab-2

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Minnesota Makers - Hand-Sewing Class
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Minnesota Makers - Hand-Sewing Class

Make your own customer leather good

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand-sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade leather good.

Students will be able to choose 2 projects from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: Clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, key-chains, sunglasses cases and more (see photos for examples).

No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required.

The class will be held in the Maker Room at the Minnesota Makers market in Robbinsdale, MN.  Check out the Minnesota Makers store and other classes at www.minnesotamakers.net

Example projects (leather colors not guaranteed)

Register: Minnesota Makers Hand-Sewing Class (12/15/18)
50.00

Register for the Minnesota Makers Hand Sewing 101

Saturday, December 15th from 1-4 pm

Minnesota Makers
4180 West Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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Everyday Goods at Marine Mills Folk School
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Everyday Goods at Marine Mills Folk School

Hand-Sewing Everyday Leather Goods

October 6th: 9:30am-2:30pm

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students will choose multiple projects (at least 2) from a wide variety of projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather, including: cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finish and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own, handmade, leather product.

The materials fee is included in the overall price. Students who have previous experience hand-sewing may opt for a larger project such as a tote-bag or laptop case for an additional materials fee. Please contact hello@merchantleather.com if you are interested in a larger project

Materials included:

  • Various colors and types of leather, brass and nickel hardware and linen thread.
  • All tools provided for student use.
  • Please bring reading glasses if you require them

Registration: https://marinemillsfolkschool.org/classes/

Location:
Marine Mills Folk School
14189 Ostlund Trail N,
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Example projects: colors and leather options are not gaurenteed

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Hand Camp: Leatherworking
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Hand Camp: Leatherworking

Come join us for our third annual Hand Camp get together! This skill sharing event is a great experience for those wanting to learn new crafts and techniques. Every student will leave with their own handmade creations. Learn from our fantastic instructors who are all skilled artisans and craftspeople. You will walk away with an experience you will not soon forget!

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Leather Working at Capella Tower
Aug
23
11:00 AM11:00

Leather Working at Capella Tower

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 Coin Purse - $10

Coin Purse - $10

 Coin Purse - $10

Coin Purse - $10

 Sunglasses - $20

Sunglasses - $20

 Sunglasses - $20

Sunglasses - $20

Learn a new skill and make something useful over your lunch break!

Join Dan of Merchant Leather from 11-1 in the atrium of Capella Tower and make your own leather coin purse ($10) or sunglasses case ($20). Multiple leather choices, pre-made kits and expert instruction in hand-sewing will have you walking away with your own person leather good in no time at all.

Open-house style from 11am to 1pm. Come when you can...leave when you must!

Projects take approximatly 30 minutes to complete.

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leatherwork-w-merchant-leather-tickets-48469234786


Location:
Capella Tower
225 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Hand Sewing 101: Leather
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Hand Sewing 101: Leather

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Hand Sewing 101, with new projects

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Photos coming soon, but there are lots of new class options including a Fieldnote cover, 2 new clutches, a new coin purse and a new wallet design. 

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade leather good. 

Location:
Uptown Heating And Plumbing Community Space - Bryn Mawr
400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

Register: Hand Sewing 101 - 5/3/2018
50.00

Register for the Thursday, May 3rd, Hand Sewing 101

5-8pm


Bryn Mawr Community Room
400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

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OLD: Leather LAB 1.0
May
1
10:30 AM10:30

OLD: Leather LAB 1.0

We are excited to once again be partnering with LAB MPLS for Leather LAB!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Clutch, Long Wallet, Knot Cross body, Valet Tray, Glasses Case or Coin Purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 2.5 hours, but some might finish earlier.

Learn more and register for the Saturday, September 29th Leather LAB 1.0 here:

https://www.labmpls.com/leather-lab-1/

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Arts & Ales: Leather Working
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Arts & Ales: Leather Working

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Pint of Indeed Brewing Company Beer
  • Dinner catered into Brewery from Blue Door Pub
  • Take-home handmade leather clutch purse or leather belt
  • High quality, hand-cut leather in different colors to choose from
  • Assortment of hardware to choose from
  • All tools and supplies needed to make your own leather masterpiece
  • Experienced teacher from Merchant Leather to lead our 2-3 hour art class
  • Access to Indeed’s Private Event Space – “The Ox”
  • Local Gurus to ensure a positive experience
  • Free Indeed growler deposit
  • Take-home GetKnit koozie

EVENT DETAILS:

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to world-class museums, a plethora of theaters, countless local artisans, and two full cities’ worth of breathtaking architecture. To say that the Twin Cities are a mecca for art lovers would be an understatement. One art form that is constantly gaining popularity across our state is the creation of craft beer with its multilayered flavors and rich colors.

Inspired by the art of beer and local artisans, we’ve created a brand-new installment in our Arts & Ales Event Series: Leather Working. For this event, we are proud to join forces with Indeed Brewing Company and Blue Door Pub – who will begin each evening by serving up a pint of beer and a locally-crafted meal in Indeed’s private event space – “The Ox”. After enjoying the artful beer and food, we are sure to be inspired for our next “craft” – Leather Working.

The time-honored tradition of manipulating and sewing leather into usable forms creates not only beautiful keepsakes, but functional statement pieces that can be used for generations. We are proud to partner up with custom leather worker, Merchant Leather, to bring you not one, but TWO different leather working projects that you can choose from to create and enjoy for years to come.

Leather Clutch Purse Making

Clutch Purse Making allows you to create a truly unique leather clutch that is sure to make you the talk of the town. You will learn how to use classic techniques to construct a useful and beautiful hand-crafted masterpiece. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care.  Choosing from several different colors of leather, as well as styles of clasps.

Leather Belt Making

Belt Making invites you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake belt that will take your style to the next level. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care. Choosing from several different widths and colors of leather, as well as styles of buckle, will allow you to fashion a belt that will be uniquely you.

For these classes, we will learn how to fold, sew, and punch the leather to fashion each design. Learning from the pros at Merchant Leather, you are sure to leave with not only a new self-crafted product, but new skills, knowledge, and appreciation that you can put to use in the future!

Built to last, these Clutches and Belts are “classically styled and crafted by hand – and designed for everyday use for generations to come”. Not just an art class, we invite you to join us to make something for yourself or as a gift that will certainly be treasured and well used. Join us for one of these special Arts & Ales events to tap into your creative side, release your inner artist, and create a unique heirloom that is sure to be a truly prized possession.

Register for the February 22nd Arts and Ales here:

https://getknitevents.com/arts-ales-leather-working/

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Arts & Ales: Leather Working
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Arts & Ales: Leather Working

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Pint of Indeed Brewing Company Beer
  • Dinner catered into Brewery from Blue Door Pub
  • Take-home handmade leather clutch purse or leather belt
  • High quality, hand-cut leather in different colors to choose from
  • Assortment of hardware to choose from
  • All tools and supplies needed to make your own leather masterpiece
  • Experienced teacher from Merchant Leather to lead our 2-3 hour art class
  • Access to Indeed’s Private Event Space – “The Ox”
  • Local Gurus to ensure a positive experience
  • Free Indeed growler deposit
  • Take-home GetKnit koozie

EVENT DETAILS:

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to world-class museums, a plethora of theaters, countless local artisans, and two full cities’ worth of breathtaking architecture. To say that the Twin Cities are a mecca for art lovers would be an understatement. One art form that is constantly gaining popularity across our state is the creation of craft beer with its multilayered flavors and rich colors.

Inspired by the art of beer and local artisans, we’ve created a brand-new installment in our Arts & Ales Event Series: Leather Working. For this event, we are proud to join forces with Indeed Brewing Company and Blue Door Pub – who will begin each evening by serving up a pint of beer and a locally-crafted meal in Indeed’s private event space – “The Ox”. After enjoying the artful beer and food, we are sure to be inspired for our next “craft” – Leather Working.

The time-honored tradition of manipulating and sewing leather into usable forms creates not only beautiful keepsakes, but functional statement pieces that can be used for generations. We are proud to partner up with custom leather worker, Merchant Leather, to bring you not one, but TWO different leather working projects that you can choose from to create and enjoy for years to come.

Leather Clutch Purse Making

Clutch Purse Making allows you to create a truly unique leather clutch that is sure to make you the talk of the town. You will learn how to use classic techniques to construct a useful and beautiful hand-crafted masterpiece. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care.  Choosing from several different colors of leather, as well as styles of clasps.

Leather Belt Making

Belt Making invites you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake belt that will take your style to the next level. Learn the basics of working with leather including selecting hides from several materials and colors, pattern making, hardware selection, cutting, punching and piercing leather, and saddle stitching – as well as finishing and care. Choosing from several different widths and colors of leather, as well as styles of buckle, will allow you to fashion a belt that will be uniquely you.

For these classes, we will learn how to fold, sew, and punch the leather to fashion each design. Learning from the pros at Merchant Leather, you are sure to leave with not only a new self-crafted product, but new skills, knowledge, and appreciation that you can put to use in the future!

Built to last, these Clutches and Belts are “classically styled and crafted by hand – and designed for everyday use for generations to come”. Not just an art class, we invite you to join us to make something for yourself or as a gift that will certainly be treasured and well used. Join us for one of these special Arts & Ales events to tap into your creative side, release your inner artist, and create a unique heirloom that is sure to be a truly prized possession.

Register for the February 22nd Arts and Ales here:

https://getknitevents.com/arts-ales-leather-working/

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Leather LAB
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Leather LAB

We are excited to once again be partnering with LAB MPLS for Leather LAB!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade laptop case, clutch, or sunglass case and coin purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 3 hours, but some might finish earlier.

Register for the February 8th Leather LAB here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leather-lab-tickets-41437354242

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Hand Sewing 101 - Small Goods
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Hand Sewing 101 - Small Goods

Everything you need to be able to hand sew leather and amazing craft cocktails to celebrate!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Coin Wallet, Card Wallet, Sunglass Case or Valet Tray.

Multiple options will be available for each project the night of - no need to choose in advance.

Private Class: Learn To Hand Sew Leather
50.00

Private class, hosted by Jamie Dunphy

Thursday, April 5th Learn to Hand Sew Leather. Some options are shown however many others will be available. Students can choose 2 projects. Additional project "kits" will be available for purchase to complete at home.

5-8pm
(Class will be a rolling start with students being able to begin working whenever they arrive. Building has a soft close at 8pm) 

Uptown Heating and Plumbing Community Space
BRYN MAWR LOCATION
400 Cedar Lake Road South
Minneapolis, 55405

 

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Brunch-A-Palooza
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch-A-Palooza

BRUNCH-A-PALOOZA IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND OUTDOOR BRUNCH AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE BELOVED MEAL THAT COMBINES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH – BRUNCH! JOIN US AT UPPER LANDING PARK IN ST. PAUL, MN FOR A DAY OF DELICIOUS FOOD, BLOODY MARYS, BEER, MIMOSAS, MUSIC, PEOPLE, AND FUN.

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Hand Sewing 101
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Hand Sewing 101

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Everything you need to be able to hand sew leather!

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care.

Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade Coin Wallet, Card Wallet, Wristlet, Clutch, Belt, Sunglass Case or Valet Tray.

Register: Hand Sewing 101 - 4/22/17
50.00

Register for the Saturday, April 22nd Hand Sewing 101 Class.

9am to Noon

Uptown's Community Room
Bryn Mawr Location
400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

Retuning Alumni save 40% by using the code ALUMNI at checkout

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