Cape Town: 5-Day Essential Skills Course

Duration: Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30.
Upcoming available dates:
  • January:     25 to 29 
  • February:   08 to 12;  15 to 19;  22 to 26
  • March:        01 to 05;  08 to 12;  
  • April:          12 to 16;  19 to 23;  26 to 30
  • May:           03 to 07;  10 to 14;  17 to 21;  24 to 28
  • June:          31 May to 04 June
  • June:          07 to 11; 14 to 18; 

Refer to the bookings tab.  Dates still available are updated on the applicable registration form.


    Venue: 7 Turner Street, Bellville, or as per individual arrangement.
    Cost: R8,000 per person (start-up toolkit excluded) OR R11,500 per person (start-up toolkit included).
    • Refer to our online store for all items included in the start-up toolkit to the value of R3,500.
    • Leather and all else you need to manufacture at least a belt sample and one of a Handbag, Tote Bag or Back-Pack.
    • Patterns in addition to those of the items you manufactured.
    • Daily light lunch will be served during a 30-minute break.
    • Refreshments.



    Introduction to types of leather, reading leather & leather care.

    The practical use and maintenance of hand tools.

    Hand-stitching techniques.

    Coloring of vegetable tanned leather.

    Basic product & pattern design, layout and cutting.

    Manufacturing from start to finish, workflow, lining, fitment of zips, hardware, straps, handles, and slings.

    Supplier information and notes on product costing.