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AC_P08: Leather Working 101

  • 19 Oct 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Interested in working with leather?  Want to learn some fundamental skills with leather? Come make a slim minimalistic card holder wallet for your everyday carry and learn about leatherworking basics at the same time. In this class, you will learn:
  • The process of building
  • Cutting techniques (and how to use trim allowance)
  • Assembly
  • Gluing
  • Stitching
  • Finishing
  • And tips and tricks!

In the end, you will leave this class with a wealth of knowledge and a finished wallet (like the one you see in the picture) you can use every day! The class is allocated for three hours but it will most likely take closer to two hours. This class will be taught by Darsh Nand. Darsh got into leatherworking when he needed a unique gift for his 17 (yes, 17!) groomsmen. He came across an Etsy store listing selling personalized wallets and decided he wanted to make them himself. Luckily, Nova Labs was offering a leather pouch making class around this time so Darsh took the class to see if he could actually make the wallets himself. Almost two years later, Darsh has been making wallets, watch bands, and other goods through his small business called DAK Leather. It is a side gig outside of his day-to-day job as a Product Designer and he loves it. He is definitely still learning a lot about leatherworking himself!

Prerequisite: non

Tool sign off: none

Dress code: none since we will not be dying the leather
Age: 18+

This class must have 3 attendees to make.  If class is cancelled you will be refunded.

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