Belt Making Course for Beginners

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Event Time:

8:30 am

Event Location:

Mac-Lace Leather

A basic belt course typically covers all aspects of belt making, from choosing the right leather and tools to cutting, sizing, dying, sealing, and finishing the belt.

The course will start with an overview of the different types of leather available, including their properties and characteristics. Students will learn how to choose the right type of leather for their project and how to prepare it for cutting.

Next, students will learn how to measure and size the belt, taking into consideration the width, length, and thickness of the leather. They will also learn how to cut the leather using a variety of tools such as knives, shears, and punches.

Once the belt has been cut to size, students will learn how to dye the leather using a variety of techniques to achieve different colors and effects. They will also learn how to seal the leather to protect it from moisture and wear.

Finally, students will learn how to finish the belt, adding hardware such as buckles and rivets, and polishing the leather to give it a professional look. By the end of the course, students will have a finished belt that they can take home and wear with pride.

Dan has had 25 years of experience as an Electronics Engineer in the British Army, I have spent many of those years instructing others. For the past 18 months, he has worked as a Trainee Instructor with Bootstraps where he taught several classes for veterans, homeschooled children, and individuals, specializing in belts.

Currently, he is studying for a Cert IV in Training and Education and working towards being RPL’d (certified) for a Cert III in Leather Production by the end of 2023. his goal is to partner with TAFE to teach a Cert II in Leather Production to Year 10 students in schools in 2024.

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Event FAQs

Is there Parking?

Yes, we do have adequate parking.

Is food and drinks supplied?

We supply coffee, tea and biscuts 

Will I need to bring my own tools?

No, we will supply everything you need. On arival make your way to the shop and collect your key for your toolbox. There is a $50 deposit on the toolbox. Please make sure you return every tool in order to receive your deposit back.

Can pictures be taken?

As part of the workshop we may be taking photos of the class in progress and the participants for social media and promotion. If you would not like to be in any photographs or to omit your face (if hand in progress photos are okay) please let the facilitator know. We can provide you with the images for your own personal use or tag you in social media posts.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 5
  • Mac-Lace Leather
  • 5 Natasha St
  • Capalaba
  • Qld
  • 4157
  • Australia

Event Schedule Details

  • 09/06/2023 8:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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