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Chapes are the patches that hold a shoulder strap or handle to a bag. It is an important element in many handbag styles, both for functionality and design. 


In this tutorial Peter will show you the fundamental techniques in creating a classic chape.


He will cover important reinforcement measures as well as critical hand skiving methods to insure your chape is strong and also has that beautifully domed shape.

Tutorial Skills

1.  Creating chapes for a luxury bag
2.  Unique reinforcement and structure        techniques

3.  Tips and tricks for hand-skiving to            create a relief

4.  Attaching the chapes to metal                  hardware

*Includes downloadable PDF pattern

Meet your instructor

Book Private Leatherworking Lessons with Peter Nitz in Zurich​

In the heart of Zurich, Peter Nitz offers private leatherworking and leather crafting classes at his Atelier studio. Individuals or groups who partake in Peter’s week-long course will gain exclusive access to his luxury leather materials, tools and Atelier workshop. More importantly, they’ll be privy to Peter’s unparalleled leather crafting knowledge, having the opportunity to ask detailed questions while learning a broad range of leather crafting skills and techniques from the master himself. 


At the end of the week, students will leave with a self-made leather good of their choosing.

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