This is a more complex course and a higher level of skill will be expected before undertaking this course. You will need to be able to proficiently measure and cut leather along with having a reasonable command of the Saddle Stitch. If you're making a box, you will learn how to measure and cut accurately, cut mitres to create a mite joint and of course, box stitch. If you're making a tub, you will learn to measure and cut accurately, cut circles and learn to box stitch creating the ends of the tub. One day will not be long enough to complete a full box or tub, but you will gain an understanding of the required skills. However, if you have a project you would like to complete in total, click 'message the tutor' and we can arrange a longer course to suit your needs.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided during the course All tools needed will be made available to achieve this. A light lunch along with endless tea and coffee is also provided.


1 day (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Armitage Leather

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Nigel has been a bespoke maker for thirty years focusing on the longstanding traditions of making leather goods completely by hand. Six years ago, after many requests, Nigel began teaching one to one classes passing on these techniques. Today, Nigel can now be found sharing his skills offering both individual and group courses in his Midlands based workshop which has been specifically designed to offer the best learning experience.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
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Armitage Leather, Drakelow Business Park, Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 9UA