Product Description

Men’s Bifold Wallet

Jerry Van Amburg

Wednesday, 05/15, 8:00am – 4:00pm, W203B, Sheridan College

Intermediate and Advanced

The objective of this hands-on workshop is teach you how to make a top quality bifold wallet, which also contains slots for 6 cards. Each student will learn the layout dimensions and techniques involved in wallet making. You will cut out each of the 10 pieces and sew the parts together in a specific order. You will choose between lacing or sewing the edges. 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. Karung snake will be provided for the lining; however, kangaroo will be available for an upgrade in class. 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.