South Africa Leather Academy
Training Courses

Start your Leather craft Journey

Our leather craft courses, presented in the beautiful town of Wellington in the Western Cape, were developed exclusively by us to enable you to start your own home-based leather business.

Even if you have never worked with leather, we will teach you the essential skills to make top quality, genuine leather handbags or briefcases, travel bags, belts, and leather small goods in ten days. The courses are delivered experientially, and you will learn by making the items yourself.

hand-crafted leather goods courses
leather product design and manufacturing courses
leather product design and manufacturing courses
South Africa Leather Academy
South Africa Leather Academy

Who should attend?

Anyone who is enthusiastic about leather.

Anyone looking for an additional source of income.

Anyone who is enthusiastic about leather.

Anyone who is enthusiastic about leather.

Please note:

No previous experience in leather work is required.

Training is done in English and/or Afrikaans.

We teach hand skills such as marking, cutting, assembly and saddle stitching, not machine manufacturing.

Training in hand stitching only (hand stitches cannot run, as in the case of machine stitching, and allows us to use a 16-strand, rot-free, waxed thread that is seated into the leather to prevent abrasion damage during use).

Students are responsible for their own lunch (we are situated next to Mariaan se Koffiehuis and Ou Kaya Padstal).

Book now to become the best of the best in hand-crafted quality leather products!

PAYMENT TERMS:

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking and training dates.

The balance is due two weeks prior to the start of your course.

There are no refunds if you cancel within 30 days of the start of your course; however, you may receive a credit to be redeemed against the same course within 60 days, subject to course and/or space availability.

ACCOMMODATION:

We have researched and chosen Monte Video Guesthouse as our preferred accommodation for out-of-town students, as it offers a twelve-night stay and a complete English breakfast at an excellent price that has been negotiated on your behalf.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact Albertus at:

E-mail: info@montevideo.co.za
Phone: 021 873 4765 / 083 460 8060
Website: www.montevideo.co.za

If you wish to depart on the Saturday following the course, you need to pay for and coordinate an additional night with the guesthouse.

View the Course Information

Business Course
Short Course
One-Day Course

South Africa Leather Academy

Business Course

An intensive ten-day course designed to prepare you for your own business. You will receive your own start-up toolset together with all leather, hardware and fittings used to complete the course.

Training hours: 08:00 to 16:00

Maximum three delegates per course

No training on Saturdays and Sundays

What you will learn:

Diverse types of leather

Design and planning techniques

How to cut, hand dye, assemble and hand stitch leather products

Edge finishing

How to make a handstitched belt, handbag or sling bag, a travel bag, and a variety of small goods

Leather Workshop
South Africa Leather Academy
Home Business Course
South Africa Leather Academy

What you will receive:

All leather, fittings and consumables used during training.

All the prescribed products that you have made during course hours (to the value of R6000).

Seventy-five hours tuition in classic handmade leather product manufacturing, based on more than 30 years of experience.

A start-up set of essential leather tools to enable you to start your business when you get home (to the value of R3500).

A comprehensive training manual on the hand manufacturing of leather products and additional information on preferred suppliers, material sourcing and marketing ideas.

COST: R20 000

South Africa Leather Academy

Short Course

A five-day short course designed to teach you essential leathercraft skills.

Training hours: 08:00 to 16:00

Maximum three delegates per course

No training on Saturdays and Sundays

What you will learn:

Diverse types of leather

Basic design and planning techniques

How to make a handstitched belt, handbag or sling bag and small goods

Edge finishing

How to cut, hand dye, assemble and hand stitch leather products

Leather Workshop
South Africa Leather Academy
short leather course
South Africa Leather Academy

What you will receive:

All leather, fittings and consumables used during training.

All the prescribed products that you have made during course hours (to the value of R4000).

Thirty hours tuition in classic handmade leather product manufacturing, based on more than 30 years of experience.

A comprehensive training manual on the hand manufacturing of leather products and additional information on preferred suppliers, material sourcing and marketing ideas.

COST: R14 800

South Africa Leather Academy

One-Day Course

A one-day introduction to leather craft.

Training hours: 08:00 to 16:00

Maximum five delegates per course

No training on Saturdays and Sundays

What you will learn:

How to make a hand-stitched belt

What you will receive:

All leather, fittings and consumables used during training.

All the prescribed products that you have made during course hours (to the value of R750).

COST: R1 500

Leather Workshop
South Africa Leather Academy