How to Create A Handmade Leather Wallet

Leiden, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Emma

60 mins, Hosted in English, German, Spanish and Dutch
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We will start the workshop with a warm welcome in my home and a coffee/tea. I will then explain to you all about leathercrafting and the steps we will take during the workshop.

In the workshop, you will each be provided with a piece of leather and all tools necessary for making your specific leathercraft. Together, we will work step by step, me helping resolve any issues that you may have throughout the process, assuring you pay special attention to all the little yet important details necessary for creating a perfect piece. In the end, I will teach you how to carve your name or initials on leather, so you could create your own personalized brands on your unique products!

You will always leave the workshop with a handmade genuine leather product. What you will take home depends on which option you choose (same price):

1) You will design and create your own product during the workshop. You can choose your leather from a wide variety of leather hide/pieces. You will take this product home!

2) You will go home with a product I created before (see pictures). During the workshop, we will work on a trial piece of leather and follow all the steps as in option 1. The difference is that you will go home with a more professional, ‘complicated’ product (think about extra layers, zippers, pockets, lock mechanisms, reinforced handles).

NOTE: This wallet workshop may take up to 2 hours
We will start the workshop with a warm welcome in my home and a coffee/tea. I will then explain to you all about leathercrafting and the steps we will take during the workshop.

In the workshop, you will each be provided with a piece of leather and all tools necessary for making your specific leathercraft. Together, we will work step by step, me helping resolve any issues that you may have throughout the process, assuring you pay speci…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    All tools and materials will be provided during the workshop. No need to br...

Meet your host, Emma

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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Hi everyone! I’m a young designer with a passion for the art of leather crafts! I’ve been working in the designing industry for years & have been amazed by leatherwork from day one! Due to my love for this craft, I started learning more & more, building my knowledge & increasing my experiences to become an expert in the field of leatherwork in the country of leather, Italy! :) I am here to share my passion with you and show you how a piece of raw genuine leather can be transformed into a unique piece of art!
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in my house which is located in the historical center of lovely Leiden:) We shall meet in front of the historical Loridanshof and head towards the workshop where the creative adventure will begin!

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Cristian
October 2021
Emma's workshop is great! She has the patience to work with beginners (like me) and she found solutions to all the mistakes that I've made throughout my wallet creation. Definitely a great hobby to try at least once. Emma is also very hospitable and super friendly. Would definitely try that again ❤
Dan
September 2021
Really cool experience with Emma that I would recommend to anyone in need of a new wallet, bag, or whatever! Emma has lots of styles and leather to choose from and the passion for her experience. Hands on leather making here and now I have a super cool wallet that I made myself, with Emma's help here and there. One thing of note, the experience did go longer than the time in the description. Still highly recommended. Thank you Emma!
Jazheel
September 2021
Emma’s workshop was a lot of fun! She was really encouraging and helpful. With Emma’s guidance I got to make my own wallet and it turned out great! Definitely recommend this experience.
Britta
September 2021
Der Portemonnaie Workshop war ganz toll. Wir waren mit der ganzen Familie dort und Emma hat uns erstmal herzlichen empfangen. Eine sehr liebe, nette und sympathische Gastgeberin. Sie hat uns erst die Geldbeutel-Variante und das Leder aussuchen lassen, eine Anleitung dazu gegeben und jedem geholfen, ausgebessert oder Tipps gegeben. Wir haben die Zeit von 2-3 Stunden ziemlich überzogen und daraus wurden über 5 Stunden. Am Abend hatten wir dann Hunger, sind Essen gegangen und Emma hat noch unsere unfertige Werke fertig gemacht. Ganz nett! Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei ihr gefühlt und wollen auf jeden Fall wieder kommen, sie bietet auch Handyhüllen und Handtaschen zum selber machen an.
Ekaterina
May 2021
I particularly enjoyed the detailed tutorial for handling different types of leather and the vast varieties that are easy to make in a good amount of time.
Maartje
November 2020
We hebben een leuke workshop gehad, het duurde veel langer dan aangegeven was , normaal niet erg , maar we zaten met een dag planning. We hadden het leuker gevonden nog iets meer zelf te kunnen doen. Emma en haar partner zijn gezellig & gastvrij en er hing een relaxte sfeer! Dankjewel!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.