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Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob & Card Case in supple, natural veg. tanned leather

5(2 reviews)
Learn to saddle stitch in this leatherwork class and make two beautiful Italian leather accessories - a key fob AND a three-pocket card case
Hoxton
In-person
£99 pp
4hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

This is a beginner's class where you will learn leather work skills you can use at home. You will learn how to:

  • Smooth and burnish the edges of the leather
  • Use a creasing tool to give the edges a professional finish
  • Attach the hardware on the key fob - clam clasp and keyring
  • Glue the layers of the card case together
  • Use a stitching chisel and hammer to make the stitch holes
  • Thread your needles with pre-waxed linen thread
  • Saddle stitch your card case and key fob
  • Buff and burnish the leather

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Things to remember

Everything is provided for the class but please do wear trousers. (This may seem an unusual request, but you need to sit on the stitching pony (the piece of equipment used for stitching) and it is most comfortable in trousers.

COVID-19 POLICY We can teach up to four students…

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Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
Helen Newman - 19 February 2019
Amazing immersive experience! Lovely workshop, friendly welcome from Deborah and her talented teacher and tasty supper too. A key fob is a small thing so who would have guessed just how many techniques go into making a beautiful small leather masterpiece? Thumping holes into the leather was great for stress relief at the end of a working day and the sense of achievement at the end was so good. I organized this as a treat for my team - they all loved it and one signed up form the shoe making course immediately afterwards. So a huge success and highly, highly recommended.
Tim Bent - 9 February 2019
I loved the evening I spent with Carreducker trying to master hand-stitching a leather key-fob. Although I certainly failed to master it, I came away with a creation that I was proud of and thoroughly enjoyed the course. It's wet my appetite to learn more and wouldn't hesitate to return to do another. Fun, light-hearted and skilled; the team at CD made me feel at ease and very welcome.
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Age Requirement

14All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Carreducker are master handsewn shoemakers based in historic Clerkenwell, London who learned their craft the traditional way, as shoe making apprentices. Today, they make bespoke shoes for private customers and deliver the bespoke shoe service at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row and at James Purdey & Son in Mayfair, London.

Passionate for the heritage, handsewn craft and keen to share their skills, Carreducker have been teaching shoe making since 2006. James Ducker originally taught shoe making at Cordwainers College and Deborah Carre was a visiting lecturer in shoe and accessory design at the London College of Fashion, so teaching has always…

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Class Location
Carreducker Shoe & Leather School
Hoxton
50 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
N1 7LJ
London

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Leather Workshop - Make a Key Fob & Card Case in supple, natural veg. tanned leather

Reviews

Helen Newman - 19 February 2019
Amazing immersive experience! Lovely workshop, friendly welcome from Deborah and her talented teacher and tasty supper too. A key fob is a small thing so who would have guessed just how many techniques go into making a beautiful small leather masterpiece? Thumping holes into the leather was great for stress relief at the end of a working day and the sense of achievement at the end was so good. I organized this as a treat for my team - they all loved it and one signed up form the shoe making course immediately afterwards. So a huge success and highly, highly recommended.
Tim Bent - 9 February 2019
I loved the evening I spent with Carreducker trying to master hand-stitching a leather key-fob. Although I certainly failed to master it, I came away with a creation that I was proud of and thoroughly enjoyed the course. It's wet my appetite to learn more and wouldn't hesitate to return to do another. Fun, light-hearted and skilled; the team at CD made me feel at ease and very welcome.