Sarah Shurgin

0447 662 193

Leather Skills

Leather selection and identification, cutting, pattern making, tooling and stamping, 3D embossing, dyeing/painting, skiving, hand stitching, machine stitching, hardware setting, armor making, wet molding, braiding, and more. Familiar with drills, saws, sanders, staple guns, and other power tools.  

Other Skills

Social media managing: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch live streaming. Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing with Adobe Premier, Google Docs, Shopify Storefront, Etsy Marketplace, OBS, Streamlabs OBS,  Event Vending Experience.  Square, Shopify, Etsy PoS.


July 2023 - PRESENT

Karlaidlaw: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  - Leather Bag Maker

  • Select, cut, and prep leather 
  • Machine Stitch Leather, liners, and zips 
  • Overlock bag liners

January 2021 - PRESENT

Firebird Leather: Los Angeles, CA - Leather Goods Maker

  • Select, cut, and prep leather 
  • Create leather goods requested
  • Track inventory 
  • Design and hand paint leather for limited specialty items

March 2014 - Present

Bad Mood Leather, USA - Owner/Artisan

  • Design and create leather goods such as wallets, journals, bags, costumes, armor, clocks, collars,  wall art, etc.
  • Manage all social media accounts.
  • Teach leather techniques via live stream on Twitch.
  • Build and maintain shop website through Shopify and Etsy
  • Track finances and ship orders.
  • Set up display and vendor booths at many events nationwide.
  • In person sales and customer service.
  • Taking custom commissions for and repairing various leather goods and costumes.


July 2023 -PRESENT

Certificate III in Cabinetmaking

Holmesglen Institute - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

August 2000 - August 2005

Film Production

University of Texas at Austin