In this two to three hour course you will learn to cut and sew your own belt in either black, brown or natural. Give new life to a favorite old buckle, bring it along, or we also provide buckles in 1" or 1.25". Here you will learn how to prepare the layout and stitching as well as finish or burnish the edges to make a professional-looking belt. You will also be able to personalize your project. Enrollment is limited to ensure everyone receives personal attention. No prerequisite skills are required.
Materials include tools for marking and punching holes for stitches; needles and thread for sewing; burnishing tools for finishing techniques; care, cloth, conditioner, etc; marble and leather for punching as well as a belt punching and strap machine.
Darren Irwin is a Brooklyn based designer who has been working with leather for nearly a decade. Shortly after moving to New York in 2013 he established his brand AWL&MAUL creating high quality--handmade leather goods with the minimalist in mind. His philosophy is ‘simple perfect’ combining tried and true techniques with a strict and undeterred attention to detail. He hopes to share his knowledge of the trade while contributing to the ever expanding community of doers and makers here in New York City.
One month notice is required for full refund or credit; less than one month is 50% refund or credit. Less than one week there will be no refund. Once class has begun there are no make up sessions. Make up work and instruction for missed workshops is at the discretion of the teacher. Requests for any refund must be done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.