Leatherworkers take the rough, spiny or sturdy hides of beasts everywhere and turn them into useful products. First and foremost among these creations are lighter armors - leather and mail - as well as cloaks, bags, and unique patches and stitching that improve the defensive values of armor. The craft of Leatherworking is useful to those who want to outfit themselves and others with suitable armors, as well as those who want to proft from selling their rare creations.
Most Leatherworking can be done anywhere, provided you've got the necessary materials. It's not uncommon for Leatherworkers to also specialize in Skinning - the most efficient way to ensure that they have all the leather they need for their creations.
Ensure that you have learned the pattern you'd like to use, and that you have the required leather, hides, salts and other special materials listed for that pattern. Leather can be acquired with the skinning profession (or often via the auction house), while other materials are available from trade goods vendors.
Once you have the materials you need, you can use leatherworking at any time and nearly any location - simply choose 'leatherworking' from your professions menu, choose the item you'd like to make, and click 'create'.