Leathercraft Basics: Make a Leather Purse with Gosia

  • 30th Jul, 2024
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • City Art - next to Mulitcultural Hub
    512 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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$27 - $30 AUD + BF
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Discover the art of Leathercraft! In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of leatherworking while creating your own unique and sustainable leather pouch.

Using 100% repurposed leather, you’ll be guided through all aspects of this project, from creating the initial pattern, to stitching and embellishing, to create your own one-of-a-kind leather pouch that reflects your personal style.

Leather is a very durable and useful material. There’s rarely a reason to throw leather away! Learning how to make a simple purse is a great step in realising the wider potential of repurposing leather to get the very most out of the long lifecycle of this material.

What we will cover?

In this hands-on workshop you will learn:

  • Basic leatherworking tools and materials
  • Simple pattern making
  • Hole punching for stitching
  • Mastering the saddle stitch technique
  • Adding snap buttons and rivets for a professional finish.
  • You will also learn more on types of leather, sustainable leather practices, emphasizing the importance of minimizing environmental impactand repurposing materials.

What should I bring?

This class can become quite loud with hammering. We suggest you bring some earphones/earbuds/earplugs that you know are comfy and block out some of the noise if needed.  


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
  • Free First Nations tix

Who will be teaching?

Gosia is a leatherworker with a lifelong passion for crafting and restoring goods. Based in Melbourne, Reservoir she specializes in using
recycled leather to create custom products while promoting sustainable practices. With years of experience and a dedication, Gosia is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with aspiring leather enthusiasts.
Connect with Gosia on her website www.letherwork.com.au or follow her journey on instagram: LetHerWork

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More about accessibility 

Photo: teacher’s own work

Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot Maddy (she/her) an email at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.