Traditional Saddle Stitching with Armitage Leather



During this one to one course, a more focused instruction into the Traditional Saddle Stitch will be given. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover all of the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace. During the course, you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured by the Guild of Master Craftsmen along with being an NVQ A1 Assessor, so can assist with your coursework. Even if you are not currently undertaking a formal qualification, this course will get you on the right track to producing that desired slanted saddle stitch which has become the signature of the classic bespoke handmade artist. 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
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Tutor can travel
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Armitage Leather Ltd, Drakelow Business Park, Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 9UA