This classes has been postponed due to its intensive hands-on nature and the coronavirus closure. Look for new dates as soon as approved by Oregon. If you are registered, you will be notified as soon as the new dates are set. If you have any questions, please contact PFI at


Widen your sewing skills by learning to select, cut, bevel, stitch and edge real leather. Learn about leather types and applications, hardware, dyes and finishes. Add your personal style and preferences to enhance basic belt and bag patterns with your new skills. You’ll  learn options for straps, pockets, lining, buckles, hardware and closures to suit your taste.  Once you have these skills, you are ready for future classes in handbags, backpacks and jackets.  Prerequisite: Industrial Machine Sewing

Colton Helfrecht, ColtyPDX, one of Portland's top handbag and leather goods designers
Thursdays, May 7-July 23, 6-9 pm
Leather 1, May 7-June 11
Leather 2, June 18-July 23
Cost/Cost Options:
$289 (includes $25 kit) + supplies for each class $519 + supplies for series
Supply List:
Additional Notes/Costs:

Check the supply list. You can purchase *supplies at Portland Sewing's store with your 20% student discount.
"I am very much interested in taking more leather working classes. Colton is a wonderful instructor. He is extremely knowledgeable, and generous with his tools and time. Please put me on a list for continuing courses, especially if Colton will be teaching." Vicki G