Introduction to Leather Workshop – Saddle Stitch Key Fob


  • DatesDates:
    • Saturday 15 June
    • Saturday 17 August
    • Saturday 16 November
  • TimeTime: 10am – 1pm
  • Book byBook by: Two weeks before the course starts

On this short, introduction to leather work class you will learn to make a beautiful key fob with an Italian leather strap. The key fob can be made in a choice of orange or chocolate brown Italian leather and nickel or brass chunky clam clasp and key ring. The strap is double thickness, saddle stitched in waxed cotton and can be punched with a brogue pattern if you wish.

Course description

The course is taught by leather craftsman, Frankey Pinnock formerly of Bill Amberg Studio and bag maker Simpsons.

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 finish the leather edges
  • How to mark and punch the brogue holes
  • How to cement the hardware in place and to back the strap
  • 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 your strap and to finish your work

We hope that this practical leather course and the comprehensive making notes supplied in class will set you up for your own saddle stitch projects in the future.

There’s no greater feeling than the satisfaction of making something yourself. Our saddle stitch leather course offer the perfect opportunity; with short evening, half day and day leather work courses to choose from for yourself or as a gift using our gift cards.


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

Please choose your colour of key fob – a natural chocolate brown or orange Tempesti leather strap; and the colour of hardware you would like – either brass or nickel, as you make your booking.

See our full Terms & Conditions here.

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