Up to 55% Off BYOB Leather Working 101 Classes at Vividbraille

Bucktown

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In a Nutshell

From the merchant: Make a phone case, card case, wallet, or a combination of a key chain and wrist cuff.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 120 days. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Call 2-3 weeks in advance to schedule. Not valid for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose From Three Options

  • $75 for BYOB Leather Working Class for 1
  • $139 for BYOB Leather Working Class for 2
  • $269 for BYOB Leather Working Class for 4

A Chat with Vividbraille

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Vividbraille started 12+ years ago printing tshirts by hand in a friends basement. Today they design and manufacturer men and women clothing in Chicago. They refer to their retail space as a studio boutique where they create and sell their goods while also teaching classes.

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide the leather and all necessary tools. Students can bring a beverage if they so choose

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The founder of Vividbraille grew up in a blue collar automotive manufacturing town. We believe in USA made manufacturing and the beauty that comes with making something with your own hands.

What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to create something new everyday. It is especially fun creating with others.

Vividbraille

The first thing that catches your eye when you enter Vividbraille isn't one of the shop's trendy shirts or sweaters—it’s the piece of equipment that brings these unique articles of clothing to life. At the center of the boutique stands a manual shirt press, and it's this tool that allows the shop's designers to transform clothes into vehicles for self-expression, branding them with graphics and written messages.

The press isn't just functional; it's also symbolic of a turning point in owner Brock Willsey's life. According to a video produced by Chicago's Dose Market, Mr. Willsey purchased the screen-printing equipment more than a decade ago when he still lived in Michigan. Immediately, he began printing graphic tees emblazoned with messages that were meaningful to him. Needless to say, the business took off, prompting Mr. Willsey to move and open up shop in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. He has since brought in other designers and started to create even more looks, including cut and sew garments.

Mr. Willsey and his team also let customers in on the design process. They teach various fashion and design classes and invite visitors to flip through their sketchbooks, which are like storybooks without all the annoying rhymes and plot development.

Customer Reviews

Dave was very thorough and helpful about all sort of leather sewing facts.
Kimberly F. · February 29, 2016
Get ready for some fun with leather. Cute beginner project and great info about working with leather!
Kristin S. · August 24, 2015
I had great time making an iPhone leather case and a bracelet. The instructor is passionate for what he does. We enjoyed the conversation and learned a great deal!!! Thank you
Isabel L. · May 25, 2014
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    Bucktown

    2064 N Damen Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60647

    +17737728536

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