Make a Belt Workshop
Make a Belt Workshop Leather Belt Making Workshop with Cherryl McIntyre | East Coast Leather, Brisbane Australia Leather Belt Making Workshop with Cherryl McIntyre | East Coast Leather Make a Belt Workshop

CLASS TIME:  9:30am - 3:30pm - Saturday 15 May 2021

LOCATION:  The Leather Shed, 130 Kingfisher Road, Mount Cotton

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Ever wonder how to make a luxury leather Belt? In this hands-on workshop, Cherryl McIntyre will take you through the basic and important techniques of creating your own leather belt. 

At the end of the day, you will have completed a 38mm full grain leather belt that will only get better with age, developing a deep, luxurious patina as only leather can.

From selecting the right piece of leather, what hardware and tools you need, to getting the perfect measurements - you will learn the everything you need to know in crafting handmade leather belts including how to punch holes, burnish edges, and setting rivets and snaps. 

Full grain leather in your choice of brown, black or natural, complimented with quality solid brass or stainless-steel half buckle and keeper.

All tools and equipment are supplied by the tutor at no extra cost for you to use. 

  • Learn how to make precise measurements.
  • Finishing and slick the edges– to increase the durability and give it a ‘high-end’ look.
  • Attach a buckle and keeper.
  • Assemble the belt- and learn how to set rivets.
  • Customize the fit of your belt- tailor your belt to your size.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

No experience necessary.


Cherryl McIntyre Is a Brisbane based artist who’s passionate commitment to  leather takes a new refreshing, innovative approach with the medium while working broadly across the craft from traditional styles through to sculpture, fashion handbags and accessories

Internationally recognised for her talent and contribution to the leather industry, Cherryl McIntyre has been perfecting her craft for more than 30 years. An exceptional leather artisan and tutor, President of the Leather Crafter's Association of Queensland (LCAQ), and Director of Exquisite Leather, this Brisbane based Leather Artisan has travelled extensively sharing her skills.

You might like to know, Cherryl is the only Australian to be presented with the prestigious Al Stohlman Award outside of the U.S.!  

This prestigious annual award honors the accomplishments of individual leather artist’s worldwide. It is given to one who has demonstrated continued dedication to the industry following the example set by Al Stohlman the world’s most talented, best known and respected leather artist.  

Cherryl has also coordinated the largest event for Leather Crafters (of all skill levels) in Australia, Dimensions in Leather conferences held in Brisbane since 1998.



"Cherryl, your beginners class at East Coast Leather today was so informative, you have shown me how to properly use so many different tools, I would like to thank you very much for the extra time you took to demonstrate the different designs to make and the right leathers to use, I just can't wait for the next class to start."
- W Clayton, Queensland

"Thank you Cherryl for the "how to make a leather belt "class as usual your tutorage was top class, you make everything so easy to understand, now I am confident I can tackle a belt with no problems. Thanks!"
- W Laszl, Wagga Wagga

"Cherryl, I would like to thank you very muck for the class today, in showing us how to apply the different colour dyes on leather, it was an eye opener for me, and I would like to put my name down for the next class at East Coast Leather Please, your tutorage is the best I have ever come across."
- V Northward, Ipswich



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