Leather working 1 Day


1 Day Introduction into leather working.  Learn to make a simple pouch, knife sheath or axe mask.


Sheath, mask or pouch making

On this course you will create a sheath, mask or pouch in cow leather for your favourite tool.


It could be a knife you have handled with us (see the knife handling course here), an old friend whose sheath has become a little worn or even a knife that came in a plastic sheath that you want to replace.


We will guide you through the design and stitching and riveting to make a sheath for your knife that is both decorative and functional.


The designs on offer are:


  • Bowie type sheath
  • Fold over style sheath
  • Small pouch for either fixed blade or folding knife
  • Axe mask


If you have other designs in mind we are happy to look at them and try to accommodate you.


NB: it is important that we know what you want to make before you arrive so we can ensure we bring the correct materials and tools.

Course prerequisites:

  • We will guide you through all the stages of making your sheath.


What you need to bring

  • Tool that needs a sheath
  • Cup
  • Lunch


We will provide:

  • Leather
  • Any hardware needed
  • Glue
  • All tools (if you wish to bring your own favourites please check with us that they are suitable)
  • Tea, coffee, and snacks

Course structure

  • Welcome, safety and housekeeping
  • Sheath types and materials.
  • Stitches etc
  • Making a pattern
  • Cutting out
  • Stamping with a simple design
  • Assembly
  • Finishing with wax
  • A demonstration of wet forming (this takes a minimum of 24 hours so it is something you can do at home)
  • Care and maintenance

Cost £85:00 plus materials depending on the size of the project.


30th April 2022

17th July 2022

10th September 2022



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