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Upcycling Leather into Accessories

with Blair Stocker

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About The Class

leathercraft from secondhand stuff.

New leather is durable, but costly on your pocketbook and the environment. In Upcycling Leather into Accessories, Blair Stocker will help you find second-hand sources for fine leather and teach you how to transform it into fresh, workable material.

As the author of Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love, Blair is full of helpful tips on upcycling old goods. In this class, she’ll teach you how to make gorgeous new leather goods from old ones. You’ll learn how to:

  • Pick the right tools for leather working
  • Prep, clean, and cut leather for re-use
  • Sew and glue leather pieces together

Projects will include; journal making, bookbinding, tassel making, stamping, and printing – all with leather.

Upcycling Leather into Accessories will make leathercraft an affordable and fun addition to your creative arsenal.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Why Repurpose Leather

    09:57
  2. 02

    Cutting Leather

    04:15
  3. 03

    Preparing Leather to Make a Tassel

    05:55
  4. 04

    Making a Leather Tassel

    15:57
  5. 05

    Gear to Make a Leather Journal

    05:01
  6. 06

    Making a Leather Journal

    14:46
  7. 07

    Printing on Leather

    06:04
  8. 08

    Stamping Leather

    10:30

Meet Your Expert

Blair Stocker

Blair Stocker has been a modern crafter and prolific “creative” her whole life. After a career in apparel and textile design, she began her blog, Wise Craft blog in 2005, as a way to stay connected to her own creative ... read more

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  • pdf Blair Stocker Project 1 Leather Tassle.pdf
  • pdf Blair Stocker Project 2 Leather Book.pdf
  • pdf Tips for using upcycled leather in your projects.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Erica Engdahl

    Erica Engdahl

    December 2018

    Blair has a very clear voice and takes us through the projects in a very calm and clear way. The projects are inspiring and just the general idea of crafting with materials found at thrift stores really appeals to me so definitely recommend this lovely little class.

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