Cape Town: 5-Day Essential Skills Course

Duration: Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30.

Upcoming available dates:

  • April:          05 to 09; 19 to 23;  26 to 30
  • May:           03 to 07;  10 to 14;    
  • June:          21 to 25; 28 to 02 Jul
  • July:           05 to 09;
  • Aug:            02 to 06;  09 to 13; 16 to 20; 23 to 27

For availability, refer to the applicable registration form via the BOOKINGS TAB.

    Venue: 7 Turner Street, Bellville, or as per individual arrangement.

    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.