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Leather Goods Makers fabricate and repair leather articles such as wallets, cases, harnesses and saddlery.


  • cuts and prepares leather to design specifications, patterns and drawings
  • joins parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
  • restores and repairs leather articles
  • designs patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
  • makes and grades patterns using manual and computerised methods
  • clicks synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine
  • alters and repairs footwear.

To become a Leather Goods Maker

  • You can work as a Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II, III or IV in leather production might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate in Leather Production

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