LEATHER GOODS WORKSHOP: Sew a Wallet, Card Holder + Make A Personalized Key Holder with Brass Tag

LEATHER GOODS WORKSHOP: Sew a Wallet, Card Holder + Make A Personalized Key Holder with Brass Tag


Level 1-2 Sewing Class: No prior sewing experience needed!

Learn how to work leather by hand stitching, machine sewing, stamping, pressing, branding, and other leather-working techniques in this dynamic workshop. In this 4 hour class, students will complete three different leather projects: A personalized leather key holder, with brass tag, a card holder, and a wallet. We will be hand sewing + machine sewing leather, leather & metal stamping, branding the leather, and using the industrial snap press. Leave class with a handout listing all the tools you need to do your own leather projects at home, as well as all patterns for projects made in class.  You will also leave empowered to tackle your own leather goods projects.


- Wallet: Complete a vegetable tanned leather wallet using a sewing machine and hand sewing with waxed linen thread.

- Card Holder: Complete a black leather card holder using a sewing machine and industrial snap press. Measurements: 3 7/8" x 8 3/8"

- Personalized Key Holder: Make a brown or painted leather key chain holder with stamped initials using the industrial snap press + leather stamping kit


- Sewing leather on a sewing machine

Hand sewing leather with a saddle stitch + wax thread

- Using an awl on leather

- Leather stamping

- Adding snaps to leather with an industrial snap press

- How to use a leather brand (Klum House Logo)

- Step-by-step process of hand-stitching leather

- How to use the industrial snap press

Leather Specifications

- We will be machine sewing black leather garment weight (1.5-2.5 oz) leather for the eye glasses case

- We will be hand stitching 4/5 oz vegetable tanned natural leather for the wallets. This is so you can dye the leather any color you want after the workshop. We will go over how to do that in class.

-Receive discounts on leather + supplies at Oregon Leather once you've completed the workshop.

MAKER KITS: + $65 ($150 total)

-  Includes all supplies to make all three projects including the Personalized Leather + Brass Key Holder ($25 value)

- Includes all supplies to make the Newell Leather Wallet

 - Includes all supplies to make the Leather Card Holder

- Includes Leather Hand-Sewing Kit: 2 needles & waxed thread

- Includes preparing all leather needed for all projects in class

- Includes handout with all patterns + instructions

- Discount code for Oregon Leather



Don't live in the Portland Area, but still want to make this leather wallet yourself? Consider a Newell Leather Wallet Maker Kit. Comes with all leather cut out, prepped, and ready to sew. Shop Maker Kits.


Can't make it to the workshop, but still want one of these awesome hand-crafted leather wallets or a personalized key chain? These items can be found in our shop.

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Class Location: Klum House Workshop // 6006 N Oberlin St, Portland, OR

Level 1-2 Sewing Class: Some prior sewing experience is suggested but necessary.

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What to Bring

- We provide all machines and tools

- Please indicate during checkout if you are bringing your own sewing machine. You may bring your own sewing machine as long as it is in working order & you know how to use it. Please bring the machine manual with you.

- We suggest bringing a closed-top water bottle to hydrate during class.