Making a Handmade Belt with Nigel Armitage



During this one to one course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic unlined belt.​ At the end of the day you will have a belt to take home with you that you have made by hand in the Finest English Bridle Leather and trimmed with a solid steel or brass buckle. You can choose the leather, buckle & buckle-keep to suit your style. You will learn and have an understanding of the principles of the saddle stitch which can then be applied to other projects and are a good foundation on which to build. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured by the Guild of Master Craftsmen along with being an NVQ A1 Assessor. Please note: the availability in the course calendar may not be completely accurate, so please get in touch for correct available dates before booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in this course along with unlimited tea and coffee. Please bring your lunch. If you are looking at working to a specific item, let me know the details so I can ensure what you need is made available.


1 day

Cancellation policy

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



Armitage Leather Ltd

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
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Tutor can travel
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Accommodation offered
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Woodlane Hall Farm, Yoxall, BURTON-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire, DE13 8PH