Product Description

Ladies’ Wallet with Snap Closure

Jerry Van Amburg

Thursday, 05/16, 8:00am – 4:00pm, W203B, Sheridan College

Intermediate and Advanced

Learn to make a women’s wallet starting with understanding the layout of the various parts and how they fit together, cutting the leather, and sewing the pieces. The template used in the workshop will include 5 card slots and an I.D. slot, plus 2 areas for for bills. After completing the construction, Jerry will show you how to plot, lay out punch and set the snap closure. Some of the many techniques taught will be: Precision draw-cutting; Determining wallet design necessities; Glueing; How to roll the pocket edges; How to make a double-rolled bill slot edge; Creating a natural fold in the wallet; Edge painting; Punching holes and hand stitching. Workshop may run til 5:00 p.m. if extra time is needed.

Materials to Bring: 8″ x 12″ square metal ruler, draw knife or snap off blade knife, cutting mat, glue pot (if you have one), 3/32 lacing chisel, mallet and pounding board.

Jerry Van Amburg

Jerry Van Amburg got his start in leatherworking in 1976 at his cousin’s shop in Oregon. Looking to begin a career path, Jerry’s first project was a belt for himself. It garnered a lot of attention from his friends, so he took a bunch of scraps from around the shop and and created 6″ belt samples, brought them around to shops, and sold orders. Jerry’s work and brand is internationally renowned, particularly in Japan, where he will celebrate 27 years of brand recognition there for his silver and leatherwork this year.