31 mins



Gussets are an integral part of bag design and leather work.  In this tutorial Peter Nitz teaches you four different classic gussets styles with pattern downloads for practice. He also shows you exactly how to correctly measure for gusset sizing on any style bag.

Tutorial Skills

1. How to measure for gusset size
2. Creating a simple overlap gusset
3. Creating German style gussets
4. Creating a Mexican style gusset


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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. To book a private leather course in Zurich with Peter Nitz, please fill out the contact form below.

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