Workshop | Slim hand stitched bifold wallet

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In this course you’re going to make a classic bifold wallet from scratch, suited for six (or more) credit cards including a paper money pocket. During this full day course you will learn to make the very slim but robust wallet with two types of credit card slots, work with different reinforcement materials, hand stitch with three different approaches, learn how to fold edges, practice three types of edge finishing and all of that with an overall thickness of only 8mm. With the measurement and stitching techniques you’ll learn during this course, you will be well equipped to successfully complete this project and any other future leather goods.

Each step is shown and guided by Christina and then performed by the participants themselves. The informal workshop setting and small group of participants allow a flexible structure so that everyone can go at their own speed and can learn from one another.

Practical course details

Learning outcomes and program


  • 09.00 Registration and coffee
  • 09.30 Welcome and start of the course with an introduction of the pattern and rough cutting
  • 13.00 Lunch break 
  • 13.45 Workshop - part II
  • 17.00 Wrap up
  • 17.30 Planned end of the course (course may end a little later depending on work pace)


During this course you’ll work on different skills and techniques. After participating you will:

  • know how to match a pattern to your pricking irons 
  • learn about the effect of different thicknesses and make the right choice for your following projects
  • be more skilled to practice different hand stitching techniques - you will practice with very thin edges, the classic saddle stitch and two way marking for thick edges
  • be able to create two styles of card slots and know their advantages/disadvantages
  • know how to use different reinforcement materials in a way they prevent hard cards marking through
  • be able to create slim leather designs without compromising strength
  • be more skilled in skiving by hand 
  • know how to prevent the leather from breaking in bending areas
  • know how to handle different glues and correctly apply glue with a spatula
  • be more experienced in edge finishing (folding edges, polishing with different materials and edge painting) 
  • have more knowledge of general leather crafting - Christina will give you practical tips & tricks for hand stitching (how to tackle problems with your needles, tips for creating parallelly aligned backstitches and how to create a perfect corner stitch)

Go home with your own handstitched bifold wallet


Barwoutswaarder 23
3449 HE Woerden
The Netherlands

Leatherbox is located in the center of The Netherlands.
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  • 1 full day course participation
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch
  • Leather in the color of your choice (Monza collection)
  • Tools and workshop materials (reinforcement material, cutting mat, glass for skiving, fileteuse, glue and spatula’s, roller, scissors, ruler, thread, thread hammer, 1-1,5 mm hole punch, wax, strop, lighter, sandpaper, sanding block, skiving stone, masking tape, dryer, weights, Tokonole burnishing gum, edge paint, dummy card, silver pen, thickness gauge, bone folder) - tools remain the property of Leatherbox
  • Optional: a tour to the Vitelco tannery exclusively for workshop participants (September 5th from 09.30-11.30 hr). If you want to join, please let us know with your workshop registration (transport to the tannery not included)


  • Hotel and flight expenses (if relevant)

Participants need to bring these materials themselves:

  • hammer/maul for pricking irons
  • 3mm pricking irons (1 with 2 prongs and 1 with more prongs)
  • skiving knife 
  • cutting knife
  • round awl (thin needle point)
  • needles
  • edge paint (optional if you want the teacher to show you how to work with your own paint)
  • tool to apply edge paint
  • slicker for polishing an edge

In case you don’t have all the required tools you can order them at the Leatherbox workshop prior to the workshopdate. Do you need help choosing the right items? Contact us. Read more under the heading 'Terms and Conditions'.

Terms and conditions

On the Leatherbox webshop you will find leather crafting events from Leatherbox and from third parties. Leatherbox offers leather workers the opportunity to stay informed of activities that help to increase their knowledge and skills in one place. In regards to the workshops of third parties, Leatherbox only offers the platform to promote the event. Leatherbox is not responsible for the organization or content quality of the event. Always contact the organizer if you have any questions, for registration or if you have complaints.

You can register for multiple events. After your registration you will receive two confirmation emails, one payment confirmation email and one event confirmation email.

Two weeks prior to the course you will receive a final email with practical information about your participation, such as the program and directions.

Cancel or change your registration
The following cancellation conditions apply to Leatherbox events and workshops.

In case of cancellation by the participant, the following costs apply:

  • Cancellation up to 3 days after registration: free of charge
  • Cancellation within 30 days prior to the event: 25% of the participation fee
  • Cancellation within 14-30 days prior to the event: 50% of the participation fee
  • Cancellation within 14 days of the event: 100% of the participation fee

Replacing the participant is always allowed. Please contact Leatherbox for this.

Leatherbox has the right to move or cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not reached, or in the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as illness of the teacher). In that case, the participant may cancel free of charge and receives the participation fee back. Leatherbox is not responsible for costs incurred by the participant such as transport or hotel stays.

Change registration
Did you make a mistake during your registration and do you want to change your details? This is always possible. Please contact us.

Always contact the organizer directly for the cancellation conditions of external events.

Leather crafting materials are required for most of the Leatherbox events. Sometimes these are fully provided by the organizer, but in most cases the participant is responsible for providing part of the workshop materials. You will always find an overview of this on the event page. Don't have all the necessary materials for the workshop? Order the missing materials in our webshop, or contact Leatherbox. The participant is responsible for arranging the materials in time.

For orders just before the course date, or if you do not have the right materials with you on the day itself, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient stock in our wholesale. Therefore, place an order as soon as possible, so that you have the materials at home prior to your participation. Do you want us to prepare your order for you on the course day? Then choose 'Pick up in the store' and send us a message that these items are for the workshop (mail to stating the workshop and your webshop order number).

Leatherbox is not responsible for the loss or breakdown of materials and tools during the workshop.

The materials that Leatherbox provides are on loan and intended to be able to follow the workshop. These materials remain the property of Leatherbox. You can take home the design you make during the workshop.

There is a minimum and maximum number of participants for each workshop or event. Is a workshop fully booked, but would you still like to participate? Leave your details on the waiting list. Then you will be the first to receive a message if a spot becomes available, or if a new date is scheduled. Is the minimum number of participants not reached? Then Leatherbox has the right to move or cancel the workshop. In that case you may leave your registration for the new date, or cancel it free of charge.

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About the Teacher

Christina Roth

Christina Roth is a leather goods manufacturer and restorer based in Salzburg, Austria. After setting foot in a saddlery workshop for the first time she was fascinated by the sound of the old wooden floor and the smell of leather. It inspired Christina to start as a leather worker in 2012. After getting all the necessary certificates and qualifications she opened her own craft business in 2018, where she also teaches. 

Christina is a real ambassador for her profession as she participated in several television programs (ORF, Puls4) and collaborates as a jury member in competitions. Furthermore she was hired by Domestika, one of the largest online learning platforms, to design a bag making course that was launched in autumn 2022 and was translated in seven different languages. 

In 2023 she won an entrepreneurs award for practicing her profession, that is protected in Austria.

Leatherbox Academy

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The Leatherbox Academy is a platform that connects leather professionals in their passion for leather crafting. By offering events and workshops, the Leatherbox Academy supports leather workers of every level in developing knowledge and skills to achieve the best results.