Leather for Beginners: Make a Belt

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Learn some sweet leather working skills while making your very own custom leather belt. In this 2-hour beginners course in Marrickville you will use premium 3.5mm vegetable tanned belt leather to craft a beautiful belt while learning about the nature of the material and how to manipulate it.

 We Will Cover:


a verbal introduction to leather

overview of leatherworking tools

basic pattern making

marking out

cutting leather

edge preparation

hole punching





This class is taught by the multi talented designer, Oliver Throsby. He was  taught leather craft by his

Grandmother. He was pre destined to work with his hands as a maker with both wood and leather as his core mediums. 

Oliver has become known in Sydney and the Southern Highlands for bespoke furniture and leather goods. 

His experience with numerous residential and commercial clients, has equipped him with a knowledge base to help guide clients through a design process which leads to their dream piece.

Oliver is the owner and operator of Oliver Throsby. Furniture maker concentrating on Sydney and the Southern Highlands of NSW.


Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 

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What you will learn
  • Basic pattern making
  • Cutting leather
  • Embossing initials in leather
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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