Skip to main content

Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Tote

ID : 8294   
« back to classes page

Do you know exactly what kind of leather bag you want, but just can’t find it anywhere? Have you ever wanted to make a leather bag, but were afraid to try? This class is your answer! In this 2 day leatherwork class you will design, construct, and finish, totally by hand, your bag made from soft, supple leather. No machines necessary! Learn the skills of leather dyeing using water-based dyes, as well as leatherwork cutting and construction.

Students are encouraged to bring their own simple designs of bags no larger than 12” x 12”, or use the 8” x 11” design templates of totes provided in class. This class is a stand alone workshop as well as a natural progression from the Image Transfer on Leather workshop.

Students will go home with their custom designed and handmade leather tote perfect for daily use, and the ability to make other leather projects at home. A resource list of where to find leather, tools and equipment will also be provided. No prior leatherwork experience necessary, but some sewing, making or crafting experience is helpful.

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Aptos Main Campus

Terry McInerney 



Please read:  CLASS INFORMATION: Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

CAMPUS MAPS: For maps of campus click here:

PARKING: Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.
For detailed information about parking on campus please go to For detailed information about parking on campus please go to



Materials Fee:


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1520 Terry McInerney