22 June 2019: Leather Wallet Workshop (Hand-Stitching)
Date: 22 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm (5 hours)
Venue: 1st Floor (Unit No. 1-5 to 1-8) (you can take the lift directly to this floor), GMBB Mall, No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150, Kuala Lumpur (Click for the location here). There are a number of cafes in GMBB, so do have your lunch before the workshop!
How to get here via public transport:
LRT – Get off at Plaza Rakyat Station and walk for 850m to GMBB.
Monorail – Get off at Hang Tuah Station and walk for 850m to GMBB.
MRT – Get off at Merdeka Station and walk for 1.3km to GMBB.
Our leather craft workshops are a lot of fun! Therefore, we are so excited to be bringing our fun and popular leather craft workshops to GMBB Mall again, which is the first commercial mall that is fully branded around artisanal, creative retailers. We are thankful to be a part of a space where creatives can come together in relentless creativity.
This 2019, why not learn a new craft? Did you know that leather crafting is an ancient skill that has survived the many centuries? In our workshops we teach a mixture of traditional and modern techniques that can produce beautiful handmade goods. Lastly, add personalisation such as your name with the use of our hot foil stamp machine!
In this DIYKL Leather Craft Workshop, you will learn how to make a leather wallet from scratch by saddle-stitching, a traditional leather hand-stitching method which is a stronger, more durable and beautiful stitch. No sewing or leather craft experience is needed to learn how to saddle-stitch! Just bring yourself and plenty of enthusiasm! All materials will be provided in this workshop.
This workshop will guide you on crafting your own luxurious leather wallet:
The design pattern will be provided during the workshop. Approximate 6.5" (Length) x 3.8" (Height). When closed, the wallet is approximately 3.4" x 3.8". There is 1 main pocket (for cash) and 2 card pockets. Each card pocket can fit up to 5 cards each.
Techniques on making clean cuts on leather using a knife.
Learn how to use a pricking iron and hammer to create holes in the leather for hand-stitching.
Burnishing/edging the edges of your leather to create a finished look.
Learn the traditional saddle-stitch method to hand-stitch leather. This should approximately take 2 hours or more. This might be the hardest part, but trust us, you are going to appreciate your finished wallet !
Personalise your goods using our hot foiling machine. Stamp a name, or a special word! Choose between Gold, Rose Gold or Silver.
You will bring home:
Your very own hand-stitched luxurious Leather Wallet, whoa!
Still need persuasion? Just read to some of the reviews by our participants at our leather craft workshops:
"Final product of my first leather workshop. So worth all the frustration and effort that went into it, especially with the sewing. Thank you so much Saran for being such a patient instructor!" - Rowena
"My handiwork today, and I love it! DIYKL what an amazing experience." - Jenny
"Best workshop ever! Thanks DIYKL for the awesome experience." - Grace
By participating in this workshop, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Please be punctual to the workshop as to not inconvenience other participants.
If you are late at the workshop or prevented from attending the workshop due to travel delays or any other circumstances, we shall not be obliged to wait to start the workshop until you arrive nor provide you with a refund.
If you would like someone to replace your slot, kindly inform us (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 2 working days prior to the workshop as well.
You agree that we may include photos of you in any promotional materials relating to the workshop and/or any materials used at the workshop.