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Make a Full-Grain Leather Card Case

workshop

Make a Full-Grain Leather Card Case

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
workshop

Make a Full-Grain Leather Card Case

workshop

Make a Full-Grain Leather Card Case

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

When you arrive in our workshop, we'll be serving cocktails and/or beer from local Jersey City brewers and distilleries. Once everyone arrives, we'll begin the class: - A quick discussion about our company, full-grain leather, and our tools - Select your Blank style and color (pre-cut pattern pieces for your Card Case) - Select your thread color - A quick review of heat debossing and hand debossing - Choose an artwork, monogram, or both to decorate your Blank - Apply your artwork and/or monogram to the leather with our vintage Kingsley foil stamper or hand press - We'll teach those who chose the Snap Card Case how to apply the metal spring snaps with a kick-press - We will then guide the class through the sewing portion, taking time to go around and make sure everyone understands how to sew their card case - Once sewn your card case is ready to go!

Your host

Learn more about Will

Will

I started Billykirk back in 1999 with my brother, Chris. Living in LA, we started designing in a small belt factory owned by third generation leather crafter, Arnold Arons. It began with a few simple cuffs and watch straps, but once we had grown enough to rent our own workspace we started to expand to bags and wallets. Those early accessories, like our No. 155 and No. 095, were designed to be made entirely by hand with minimal tools. I still personally hand-sew and monogram most of our custom card cases, so you can be sure you're learning from the best!

What's included

Drinks
Alcohol from local brewers and/or distilleries

Where you'll be

Our workspace is like a living mood-board. On the walls, you'll find everything from old bikes to artwork made by our founders. The room overflows with the smell of leather along with the sound of hammers and mauls. Many of our machines are from the early 20th century, while others were handmade by artisans to meet a specific need. The building is a national historic landmark, made in 1900 as a warehouse for A&P.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

If you're nervous about learning to sew, fear not! This is a great lesson for beginners and those with sewing experience alike.

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Make a Full-Grain Leather Card Case
New experience
£133/person
New experience
£133/person