Make a Custom Leather Tool Bag with Grady Douglass August 1 - 5, 2022

about this workshop

As craftspeople, we all know that having the right tool for the job goes a LONG way. Having a way to carry those “right tools” is equally important! In this weeklong class, students will learn the art of making a leather tote-style tool bag to efficiently carry all his or her most precious tools. Students will begin with hide selection, creating patterns, and laying out designs, and will move through the process of skiving, gluing, sewing, and riveting to complete a unique tool bag they can carry and be proud of for years to come. Each tool bag will be a medium sized, tote style carrying bag with two handles. And if time allows, MASW will open up the school’s laser to lasering your name on your tool bag (or patch) giving it a personal touch.

Unique Instructor Grady Douglass

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$225 material fee payable to Grady

Key Points:
*Pattern will be supplied and minor additions possible
*Significant sewing and rivet setting will be covered
*Students will skive, roll edges, and create welts
*Various handle styles will be covered

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Make a Custom Leather Tool Bag with Grady Douglass August 1 - 5, 2022


Availability: Open

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