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Saddler

Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, and related products.

Job Titles

  • Leather Goods Maker (Saddler Specialisation)

Tasks

  • cutting and preparing leather  to design specifications, patterns and drawings
  • joining parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
  • restoring and repairing leather articles
  • 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