Leather Basics Workshop
October 17, 2019

Leather Basics Workshop

Next Workshop: Saturday, February 15th, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm 
Place: Gotamago Studio-Shop
Cost: $85; please purchase tickets via Eventbrite
Maximum participants: 10

Learn the basics of hand sewing leather, the different types of leather, the most common leather working techniques, and the names of a few of Fitzy's favourite local suppliers. Make your own hand stitched leather wallet, and lanyard from one of three leather finishes: nude, caramel or black. Once you’ve learned the basics of hand sewing you’ll be able to make your simple bags, cellphone cases, and more.

**In an effort to make the space comfortable for everyone, please avoid the use of perfumes and fragrances. 

Bonus: on the day of the workshop, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our studio-shop.




Robin Fitzsimons is the maker, designer, and founder of Fitzy. She loves to share her knowledge of craft with any maker that crosses her path. She's taught many leather working classes at locations across the GTA. Robin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. She loves houseplants, bike rides, and craft beer. She lives and works in Toronto.


Fitzy is a line of modern leather goods that are handmade in Toronto. Designed for the busy urbanite, Fitzy's products are meant to simplify your life both visually and practically. As a member of the Slow Fashion movement Fitzy believes in a less, but better approach to design, and ethical manufacturing processes. Their customers are thoughtful shoppers who shop local, and prefer quality over quantity. Fitzy crafts their pieces using high quality, hard wearing materials, so that they don’t just stand the test of time, but get better with age.