Learn insider knowledge about leathercraft from leather experts Carréducker and get the materials you need to make a leather card case.
Leather is one of the oldest materials known to man and one of the most satisfying to work with when the leather is sustainably sourced and naturally tanned.
As master shoemakers, Deborah and James of Carreducker, have over 20 years experience working with leather, particularly natural oak bark and vegetable-tanned leathers. They’ve been developing courses and teaching handsewn shoemaking to enthusiasts from all over the world for almost their entire leathercrafting career.
They’re now bringing their knowledge and expertise online in a series of specialist courses. The in-depth classes are designed to give you a good foundation in the craft and to get you launched on your way.
In this online workshop, led by Deborah, you will learn how to make an Italian vegetable tanned leather card case with three pockets using basic leathercraft tools and techniques including saddle stitch.
Follow the step by step video and course notes to gain the skills and confidence to continue working in leather at home.
Learn how to decorate the edges, glue the layers, punch the holes, saddle stitch and hand-finish the case.
The case is pre-cut from natural veg. tanned leather, which is sustainably sourced and tanned using only organic matter such as oak bark, chestnut or mimosa and will develop a beautiful patina over time.
What's in the case card kit?
The kit contains the materials you need for making a leather card case:
- Four pre-cut vegetable-tanned leather pieces in a choice of black, dark green, chocolate brown, fudge brown or tangerine Italian
- Waxed linen thread cut to length
How is this Leather Masterclass taught?
What else do I need?
Carréducker are recognised as ambassadors of the handsewn shoemaking craft. They were awarded the Balvenie Masters of Craft Award for Leather in 2011; the Marsh Heritage Crafts ‘Made in Britain’ Award in 2017, for their work promoting British-made shoes and boots; and the QEST Award for Excellence in 2018 for bringing handsewn shoemaking to a global audience and the high quality of craft training that they are giving the next generation of makers.