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Making a Handmade Leather Wallet with Nigel Armitage

Making a Handmade Leather Wallet with Nigel Armitage

About the Course

During this course you will Measure, Cut, Prepare, Stitch & Finish a basic Bi-Fold Wallet much like the one found in the video on Armitage Leather YouTube channel. You will have the finished item to take with you as well as the instruction pack & a pattern-set in the leather of your choice to practise in your own time.
The wallet design can be changed but please be aware that there may not be enough time to complete a more complex design in the given time.
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.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

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


Nigel Armitage at Armitage Leather
Armitage Leather
Drakelow Business Park, Walton Road
DE15 9UA
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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

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In-person course
- - #17196

Excellent course takes you through the basics of pattern making to turning it into a finished wallet. Good teacher on how to use the tools so that you end with a good finished peice. I had a brilliant day learning the start of a new craft

In-person course
- - #7460

Just finished a solid days wallet making course with Nigel today and could not possibly recommend this man more. I was completely new to working with leather and the associated tools and after just one day with the man I now feel like I have a great starting point and base of knowledge with which to begin a lifetime of study. He couldn't be a nicer and more engaging person which obviously made time with him fun and enjoyable as much as invaluable in terms of the knowledge being taught.
Suffice to say I will definitely be making the 7 hour round trip to return to the Armitage workshop as many times as I can over the coming years.
Thank you Nigel.

In-person course
- - #7046

Patient, extremely informative and well worth every penny. Can't recommend Nigel enough. He has been at the end of an email with advice ever since. Book now with confidence, you will come away with a mind boggling amount of knowledge and not regret time we'll spent. Make a meen cup of coffee too.......

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