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The Bag Makers Workshop

Workshop 4- Leather Hand Stitching with Serina Lee

April 29-30, 2023

9am- 3:30pm PST

Please read ALL details below before purchasing.

Due to shipping kits, all international purchases must be completed by March 31, 2023.


Leather hand-stitching!! Can you do it?? YES you Can!!

 In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of thread, needles, chisels as well as different stitches and stitch length to give your project the right look and strength. Your purchase includes a kit.  You will be given some scrap leather with several different types of holes pre punched for you so that you can give each stitch a try with precise instruction. You will also be creating a small front pocket credit card wallet (included in the kit) using what you have learned in the class by hand stitching it!

BONUS!- Serina will also be walking us through how to cover a snap with leather.

Come join us in learning how to  give your items that authentic, polished hand-stitched look!!! 

 The Bag Makers Workshop is proud to partner with Makers Leather Supply for the kit for this workshop!

Kit Includes: (Valued at $60- including shipping)

  • Pre-punched leather pieces for hand stitching
  • Pre-cut Cowboy pull-up leather wallet pieces to assemble and stitch
  • 8mm Braided waxed thread
  • 4- John James Saddlers Harness needles
  • 4- Diamond Head Chisels
  • Buck Stitching needle
  • Calf lacing leather


Requirements- Beginner skill level. Additional items needed for this workshop include:

  • Awl
  • Contact Cement
  • Rawhide mallet or poly mallet
  • Pound board, poly cutting mat or a piece of soft wood like pine for punching holes
  • Bone folder
  • Snips or scissors
  • Lighter or thread burner
  • Band aids
  • Line 20 or 24 snap
  • Skiving knife
  • Leather scissors
  • Sand paper- 120 grit or nail file or orange stick


"Wonderful Instructions. Always so helpful with questions"

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About The Teacher

Serina Lee started her leather career slowly in 2009, doing a bit more each year. She is primarily self taught until she attended a few great workshops with top leather workers!! “I learned so many great tips and tricks from so many great people!”
Serina does primarily custom orders in her leather shop. Holsters, dice cups, bags, wallets, knife sheaths and so much more!
She is married to Larry of 36 years, has 3 adult children (with in-laws), and 8 beautiful grandchildren. She lives on their small ranch in Central Ca. For fun and relaxation Serina loves to spend time with grandkids, going to their sporting events, visiting family in other states, trail riding, loving on animals and woodworking!

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