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Dan Horan


Dan, the master mind behind Merchant Leather, is a completely self-taught leatherworker. Drawing from traditional techniques as well as trial and error, Dan has developed his own unique style of designing and building high-quality leather goods.

Merchant Leather is a designer and producer of classically styled, handmade leather goods. Merchant Leather goods are simply, yet timelessly designed and built for everyday use, for generations to come. Merchant Leather bags and accessories are made one at a time, entirely without machines, and proudly carried around the world.

Merchant Leather works to pass on the tradition of working with leather by teaching students of all ages the basics of hand-sewing and design in classes throughout the Midwest.

April 2019

Leatherworking 2.0- Tote Bag

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$99 6 tickets left

This advanced leather-working class will build on previously learned sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students who have previously taken Beginning Leatherworking will enjoy advancing their craft while completing a larger project. We will focus on refining your hand-sewing technique for speed and accuracy as well as problem-solving during the construction process.  Students will work from a custom tote bag pattern while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction - including the…

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