I’ve always been a fan of D.I.Y projects but I’ve never really had the time to make something big. My friend found this leather-making workshop on Facebook and made a card holder. I was amazed at her final product as it looked very professional! I immediately asked her to help me schedule a few sessions so that I could make my own wallet! Each workshop session is flexible and can be arranged between yourself and the instructor. Depending on the style you wish to make, it can range from 8 hours – 18 hours, where all materials and tools are included. The cost also depends on the style of the accessory. I chose to make a wallet with a money clip which cost 2000HKD (approx. £150).
Located in an industrial building in Tin Hau, Hong Kong, the small studio room was packed with different types of leather, with different textures and colour. You can decide on the style of wallet you would like to make or look at existing samples and decide then and there. Once you have decided on the choice of leather and accessory, the fun can begin!
The first step is to roughly draw out the dimensions and shape of the choice of accessory and then to use the templates to draw on the leather. Next, is to cut out the required shapes and punch holes on the leather (It is advised to practice a few times cutting or punching the holes on scraps of leather before doing it on the actual product). Last few steps required sewing the pieces together, using a special sewing technique for leather. The final touches involved polishing and smoothing out the edges.
There is a range of different accessories you can make – card case, glasses case, coin purse, makeup bag, key holder, and even a wallet complete with an ID compartment! Mine took about 13 hours to make: three 4-hour sessions and one 1-hour session for polishing.
For a beginner at leather-making, I think I did a pretty good job! Here is my first ever handmade leather wallet!
Lots of Love,
Tweedle T x
Leather Revolution (皮革命)
聯絡：90600764 Felix Cheung
Address: 15B, Haven Commercial Bldg, 6-8 Tsing Fung St, Tin Hau (Tin Hau Station A2 Exit)
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