Learn to sew a leather wristlet ✄

Next Available: Wed, 28 Mar 6:00PM
3.0 hours


In this leather workshop you make a zip up case with wrist strap that is very versatile. Functional enough to pop in your phone, cash, cards and some lippy.  Or carry all those tech cords, your crochet hooks... the uses are endless. These also make a particularly great gift item.

Photographed Sample: Made by Laura and features a dyed doily decorative overlay.

This leather wristlet is lined with a woven cotton, closes with a metal zip and your strap is detachable.  You'll learn how to handle leather and how it behaves, what machine needle to use, handle tools to attach accessories. While we take you through all the basics, you'll make a wristlet designed by our own teacher - Laura who formerly had a recycled leather bag label for years.

You can buy leather and hardware when booking in - see the leather colours available by clicking on the above image..

Our machines are limited to softer light leathers.  But you could also use denim, vinyl, upholstery weight fabrics, vintage fabrics... Let your inner designer go wild.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Tools, needles and techniques for leather
  • How to insert a zip & lining in a wristlet
  • How to work with leather
What you will get
  • A stylish wristlet to take home or gift
  • Hardware will be supplied
  • Full workshop notes

What to bring
  • 40cm x 40cm super cute cotton for lining (consider using your scrap fabric up, or up-cycle old clothing)
  • 18cm zipper (antique brass will match the rest of the hardware supplied for you)
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 40cm x 40cm soft light leather/denim/canvas (saddle weight leather is not appropriate for this workshop)
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques and tricky leather


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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13 December 2017 • Learn to sew a leather wristlet ✄

Useful lesson that teaches you how to handle sewing on leather . Laura made the workshop interesting . I really like the wristlet I made!


12 December 2017 • Learn to sew a leather wristlet ✄

A fantastic way to re-purpose my dearly loved but very worn handbag. Now I can use my wristlet for many more years to come.


20 August 2017 • Learn to sew a leather wristlet ✄

good class however structured slightly different to the others I have attended as there were no take away instructions.

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