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Make your own leather card holder

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Karel

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Learn to make a leather card holder or more from start to finish. I'll provide all the equipment and materials. I'll explain how to use the tools: cut the leather with blade including stitching holes, hand stitch**, and polish. You can even stamp your initials or Amsterdam's iconic "xxx"—a symbol of the city since 1505—to personalize your creation. We'll do it all by hand.

**Hand Stitching - No Machine
In my workshop I will be teaching hand stitching but not machine stitching, as hand stitching is much more durable than machine stitching goods :) !

And after the experience if you are interested in leather crafting, there are also tools, starting kit and leather available.

*** P.S. Price are for making a simple card holders, when you are here, you can also choose to make other design/ models such as wallet or passport holder in additional costs, of course workshop time will also be longer.
Learn to make a leather card holder or more from start to finish. I'll provide all the equipment and materials. I'll explain how to use the tools: cut the leather with blade including stitching holes, hand stitch**, and polish. You can even stamp your initials or Amsterdam's iconic "xxx"—a symbol of the city since 1505—to personalize your creation. We'll do it all by hand.

**Hand Stitching - No Machine
In my workshop I will be te…

What's included

  • Food
    Simple snacks
  • Drinks
    Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks

Meet your host, Karel

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 54 Reviews
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After organizing fashion shows and jewelry exhibitions for high-end brands in HK, I moved to the Netherlands in 2014. I started my own brand Leatherlands and give leather workshops to share my knowledge and passion to people who have the same interest. I love to make leather gifts with my hands as I believe this adds a personal touch ! More of my work can be found on my instagram: leatherlands.nl
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Where you'll be

Our workshop will take place in a typical attic in a historic building in the de Pijp area which is part of the borough 'Amsterdam-Zuid'
Nikolina
October 2019
I highly recommend this experience! Not only you learn a lot about manipulating and playing with leather, but also you get a dope end product that can easily become part of your favorite items. And the fact you can personalize it with your name or a cool phrase is just amazing. Karel is so great at what he does and he gives thoughtful directions and guidance through the whole process (which btw, is also very relaxing). I'm very happy with my card holder and I couldn't imagine in a million years that I would be able to do it with my own hands.
I highly recommend this experience! Not only you learn a lot about manipulating and playing with leather, but also you get a dope end product that can easily become part of your fa…
Ali
October 2019
It was an unforgettable experience, Mr. Karel is a professional, hospitable. This experience helped us discover new skills that we have in collaboration with Mr. Karel. Clean and tidy workshop with high quality tools
Doaa
October 2019
Karel is an amazing person and very passionate about leather! He’s very talented and gifted. If you’re looking for something out of the usual to do then try making your own wallet. Personally i found Karel very welcoming and friendly. I’ll definitely come again if i visited amsterdam.
Karel is an amazing person and very passionate about leather! He’s very talented and gifted. If you’re looking for something out of the usual to do then try making your own wallet.…
Monika
October 2019
This class with Karel is really interesting and fun. I was afraid that I won’t be able to make it but with Karel instructions, patient guide, it make it easier for us as the newbee and I never done any of this before. And I’m so happy with the result! Worth to try!
This class with Karel is really interesting and fun. I was afraid that I won’t be able to make it but with Karel instructions, patient guide, it make it easier for us as the newbee…
Brittney (Israel)
May 2019
Karel is an amazing teacher! Incredibly skilled and passionate and I am so happy he decided to make this workshop so others could learn!! Wonderful, fun, I recommend this experience 100%
Julietta
March 2019
Замечательная возможность попробовать для себя новое хобби. Будьте готовы что класс может затянуться, время летит незаметно. Очень довольны результатом, приятно что у тебя получается персональная вещь с историей

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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