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Buckskin Sewing - Make your own Buckskin Pouch


  • Holistic Survival School 38 McDaris Cove Road Weaverville, NC, 28787 United States (map)

Sewing with buckskin is an adventure! And, like any adventure, you need to be prepared, with the right tools on hand, in order to succeed. Buckskin has stood the test of time as a luxurious, and valuable material, that has been used to make super soft clothing, and durable containers, throughout history. It can be a pleasure and a challenge to work with. If you have tanned your own buckskin, you know it can be intimidating to make that first cut. This weekend will give you all the tools you need to create your own buckskin masterpieces! 

We will start out by making a leather stitch sampler. You will learn many stitches, from primitive and practical, to deluxe and decorative, and everything in between. We will take an in-depth look at leather, and buckskin specifically, learning to read this unique material and understand how to prepare it for a project. 

You will learn how to prepare buckskin thong for stitching, and how to place patterns for cutting. You will be making a belt pouch with a gusset, and button closure, using various stitches you learned from the sampler. You will be provided with tools to take with you (awl and lacing needle), so that you can continue using this skill in the future. De-mystify the art of buckskin sewing with us!

  • Cost:

    Early Bird Price (Before May 15th): $375

    Regular Ticket: $425

  • What to bring // Camp sites

    • Primitive camping is available for students. Please come prepared! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, rain gear, camping supplies, eating dish and utensils, and food for the weekend (running water, kitchen and fridge are available on site).

    • Students will be provided with naturally tanned buckskin and leather for this class.

  • Children

    Students 12 and up are welcome with accompanying adult and their own ticket

  • Work Trade

    HoSS never wants people to feel limited by money. If money is the only thing stopping you from attending this class please fill out the work trade application for this class and we can discuss possible options.

  • Questions?:

    Email Luke: HolisticSurvivalSchool@gmail.com

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