Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

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Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

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

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 73% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 23% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by canvas and leather goods makers. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Canvas Goods Fabricator
  • Leather Goods Maker
  • Sail Maker
  • Shoemaker
  • Canvas Goods Maker
  • Saddler
  • Medical Grade Shoemaker
  • Shoe Repairer