Leather Folio / Laptop Sleeve Class


On this short one-day leather course you will learn to make a beautiful, Italian veg. tanned leather folio to fit papers and a tablet or sized to fit a laptop.

The folio is lined with 100% felted wool for added protection.

The simple envelope design has three hand stitched edges and a small Sam Browne stud fastening in either brass or nickel. You can also personalise the folio with your initials or name.

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Course description:

You will start with a set of tools, materials and the pre-cut leather pieces.(Please note that we pre-cut the leather using press knives to give crisp, sharp edges for a great-looking, finished product).

Then through demonstration, trial and guidance you will learn:

How to prepare and finish the leather edges

How to mark and fix the felt in place and to attach the stud fastening

How to cement the edges together

How to punch the stitch holes and to set your work in a clam

How to use an awl and stitching needles

How to saddle stitch and to finish your work

There’s no greater feeling than the satisfaction of making something yourself. We hope that this practical leather work course and the comprehensive making notes supplied in class will encourage you to try your own saddle stitch projects in the future. Our courses also make a great gift and can be purchased using our gift cards.


All the materials needed for the course are provided and we have aprons for your use, but please wear trousers so that you can use the stitching clam comfortably.

Our Ethos:

To work with the best materials and create products that last:

Tactile, durable and supple vegetable tanned leather from Tuscany.  Veg. tanned leather is a natural, organical material; the tone and depth of colour of the leather varies and changes with use and age, developing a beautiful patina over time. (Leather is a waste material and by-product that would otherwise go to landfill or be incinerated).

Natural 100% felted wool for its durability and softness

Solid brass / nickel hardware from Italy and England


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