Local maker Iain Finlay teaches students how to cut, dye and stitch leather aprons, wallets and folios at this Marrickville warehouse, but that’s not all you can learn to make here. They have classes in woodworking, machine knitting, screen printing, ceramics and 3D modelling. An eight-hour ceramics course costs $195, but returning students benefit from shorter, up-skilling classes at under $100.
There are a number of dedicated makerspaces throughout Sydney that'll teach you just about anything, from sewing your own leather goods to basket weaving, toolmaking and pearl knotting. With a little bit of practice, you could soon be part of a growing community of passionate local makers.