INTERNATIONAL LEATHER CLUB

Membership to ILC+

ILC+ is the members-only area of the Club, packed with resources, mini-courses, ebooks, guides, templates, and more. Start your journey to achieving new leather crafting skills today:

ILC+ Membership Crafters at Desk - International Leather Club

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Membership Includes Access to:

Apprentice Video Series LEather Belt in Hand on Desk - International Leather Club

Apprentice Video Series

12-part videos series with ~7 hours of detailed instruction. Go from being absolutely new, to crafting your own leather goods with this step-by-step video series. Topics include:

  • The Leather Workspace
  • Leather Tools
  • Leather Types, Cuts, and Thickness
  • Marking, Masuring, and Cutting
  • Punching
  • Grooving and Marking
  • Edging
  • Skiving
  • Burnishing
  • Project #1 - Make a Leather Cord Holder
  • Project #2 - Make a Leather Double Key Ring
  • Project #3 - Make a Leather Belt
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Cutting Leather out from Paper Patterns

20+ Specialized Mini-Courses with Certificates

Detailed image and text-based learning in a step-by-step course format, each with a printable certificate available after completion.  Topics include:

  • The Leather Industry
  • The Leatherworker Career
  • Buying Leather
  • Pebbled Leather
  • Patent Leather
  • Suede Leather
  • Napa Leather
  • Nubuck Leather
  • Bonded Leather
  • Saffiano Leather
  • Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Faux Leather Basics
  • Grain Leather Types
  • How to Clean Leather
  • How to Make a Leather Belt
  • How to Make a Tool Holder
  • How to Make a DIY Burnisher
  • How to Glue Leather
  • How to Lace Leather
  • How to Dye Leather
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Leather Tools eBook on Table - International Leather Club

295-Page eBook Guide to 170+ Tools

The most complete leather tools reference - features over 175 tools with color photos, descriptions, and details for each. Just a few chapters include:

  • Awls
  • Burnishers & Slickers
  • Cleaning & Conditioning
  • Knives & Bladed Tools
  • Dyes, Paints, & Finishes
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Gouges
  • Groovers
  • Hardware
  • Marking Tools
  • Punches
  • Skivers
  • Stamps
  • Sewing Tools
  • Mauls, Hammers, & Mauls
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Work Surfaces
  • & more
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Leather Pieces with Tools on Desk

Leather eBook/Journal Library - 125+ books (95,000+ pages)

Collection of digitized publications, many pre-century, great for research and claccis reading about the craft. A partial list includes:

  • The Leather Workers Journal
  • The Leather Trades Review
  • The Leather Manufacture in the United States
  • The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association
  • The Canadian Shoe and Leather Journal
  • The Bookbinders Manual
  • The Bookbinders Complete Instructor
  • The Australasian Saddler and Harness Maker
  • The Art of Tanning and of Currying Leather
  • Shoes Leather and Hides in Great Britain
  • Shoe and Leather Reporter
  • The Tanners Key to a New System of Tanning Sole Leather
  • Saddlery and Harness Journal
  • Report on the Luggage and Leather Goods Industry
  • Official Journal of the Travelers Goods
  • New England Shoe and Leather Industry Gazette
  • Make It of Leather
  • Leather World Production and International Trade
  • Leather Goods and Gloves
  • Leather and Metalwork Design - International Library of Technology
  • Leather - A Discourse Tendered to the High Court of Parliament
  • Keystone Shoe and Leather Facts
  • International Trade in Leather
  • Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide
  • Hides and Leather in France
  • Hide and Leather International Weekly
  • Experiments on the Friction of the
  • Leather Collars in Hydraulic Presses
  • Catalogue of Rare Objects in Brass and Leather and Wood - The American Art Association
  • British Leather Goods Industries and Trade - US Dept. of Commerce
  • Artistic Leather Work
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Leather Wallet

Template and Pattern Library​

Digital, printable templates and patterns for a range of items, continually added to over time. Currently including:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Holster
  • Key Chain - With Circular Cutout
  • Key Chain - Long
  • Key Chain - Oval
  • Guitar Strap Pattern
  • Key Chain Blank
  • Round End Punch Templates
  • Corner End Punch Templates
  • Chisel Hole Distance - 9mm (and other sizes, 1mm to 8mm)
  • Corners Template
  • Leather Belt Hole Template - templates rangins from 0.75" to 2.5" Width Belts
  • Wallet - Wide
  • Wallet - Vertical
  • Wallet - Trifold
  • Wallet - Bifold
  • iPhone Cases - 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12
  • Handbag
  • Folio
  • Dopp Bag
  • Cardholder - 3 Slots/3 Slots
  • Cardholder - 3 slots/1 Slot
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Cutting Leather with Shears

Reference Guide Library

One-page, print-resolution quick-reference guides for helpful areas and topics. Currently including:

  • Where to Buy Leather - Sources Reference
  • Leather Types - Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Leather Types - Vachetta Leather
  • Leather Types - Suede Leather
  • Leather Types - Saffiano Leather
  • Leather Types - Pebbled Leather
  • Leather Types - Patent Leather
  • Leather Types - Kangaroo Leather
  • Leather Types - Bonded Leather
  • Leather Tool Makers Reference
  • Leather Thickness Common Uses Reference
  • Common Leather Types
  • Overview of Leather Tools
  • Leather Hide and Cut Guide
  • Leather Thickness Guide

Techniques:

  • Stropping
  • Stamping
  • Punching
  • Painting
  • Lacing
  • Gluing
  • Dyeing
  • Cleaning
  • Buying

Project Examples:

  • Making a Belt
  • Leather Tool Holder
  • DIY Burnishing Bit
  • Leather Cord Tassel
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Choose Your Plan:

Monthly
Pay monthly, cancel anytime
$19/month
Save 17%
Yearly
Pay yearly and save, cancel anytime
$189/year

Resource Summary:

1

Apprentice Video Series

12-part videos series with ~7 hours of detailed instruction. Go from being absolutely new, to crafting your own leather goods with this step-by-step video series.

2

Mini-Courses

20+ Detailed image and text-based learning modules in a step-by-step course format, each with a printable certificate available after completion.

3

Complete Guide to Leather Tools

Learn what tools to use and why - download the most complete leather tools reference featuring over 175 tools with color photos, descriptions, and details for each in a convenient ebook format.

4

eBook Library Access

Read over 125 leather related books and journals. 95,000+ pages of digitized publications, many pre-century, great for research and classic reading about heritage and techniques of the craft.

5

Templates and Patterns

Printable templates and patterns for a range of leather designs, items, and layouts that can be used to crafting your own leather goods.

6

Reference Guides

Reference guides on leather types, sources, cuts, and more. Techniques library covering stamping, punching, painting, and more. Project ideas and walkthrough area.

FAQ:

ILC+ is for creative people and crafters who want to be part of a global leather working community. If you’d like to have access to libraries of resources that help with learning leathercraft, connecting with others, and enjoying leather working, you’d probably have fun here!

Once you complete the purchase and are logged in, you will see menu items that will allow you to access all of the ILC+ content. Just click through and view/enjoy whatever you’re most interested in.

As a digital access where all assets are available instantly, there are generally no returns. We think you’ll find a lot of value in this program access.

Yes, the ILC is a responsively-designed website that works well on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Yes, you can cancel anytime from your Account section of the Club. Once you cancel, you will no longer be charged on your next renewal date, and you’ll continue to have access through the end of your current access cycle.

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