Leather goods makers make and repair leather articles such as handbags, wallets, gloves, belts, harnesses and saddlery (horse riding equipment).
Duties & Tasks
Leather goods makers may perform the following tasks:select suitable types and grades of leather
cut leather to size and shape using special cutting machines called 'clicking' and 'skiving' machines
join pieces together with rivets, threads or adhesives
sew by hand using needles
fill saddles and collars with hair or flock (stuffing)
attach buckles, eyelets and metal decorations, and emboss decorative patterns
finish products with stain, dye, polish or coats of lacquer
repair damaged goods.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good hand-eye coordination
able to perform detailed work.