Image from District Leather Website posted to Tchad Sewing Classes in Chicago Blog

We’ve recently started the Winter 2020 session of sewing classes, and as usual people are bringing all kinds of things to the workroom cutting tables. We’ve recently discovered a leather and hide resource that is amazing: District Leathers. You can find just about anything there.  Check them out!Read More →

Leather eyeglass case at tchad workrooms in chicago

Tim Tierney came to us a couple of years ago to get familiar with sewing terms and methods of construction. Since then, he and his business partners have founded Stock Manufacturing on Chicago’s Near-West side. Every now and then he pops in to just hang out or learn something specific.  The latest thing he wanted to understand was basic leather working with hand tools.  He brought us this great set of antique punches and awls and said “let’s go!”. He got to work draughting out his basic shape and then working out the details with an awl and a hand-sewn lockstitch.   At the endRead More →