Canvas and Leather Goods Maker

Canvas and Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.
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    Overview

    Canvas and Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.

    Day-to-day

    • cutting and preparing canvas, leather and sailcloth to design specifications, patterns and drawings
    • sewing, gluing and riveting sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs
    • attaching grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods
    • joining parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
    • restoring and repairing leather articles
    • fabricating sails
    • designing patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
    • making and grading patterns using manual and computerised methods
    • clicking synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine
    • altering and repairing footwear.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Canvas and Leather Goods Maker

    • You can work as a Canvas or Leather Goods Maker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in textile fabrication, leather production or footwear production might be helpful.

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