Workshop: Leather and Lasers – Passport Wallet, November 22nd Noon-5pm

We’ve been playing around for a while with using the laser cutter to make leathercraft projects. It works really well!


We’ll be running a workshop to learn the basics.

The workshop will be November 22nd starting at noon, and running until about 5.

Here’s the prototype for what we’ll be making:



It’s a travel wallet sized to hold a Passport, a few cards, and some room for currency or papers.

In the workshop you will:

  • Learn how to use Fusion 360 to design a pattern to laser cut
  • Make your own leather passport wallet
    • Dying the leather
    • Conditioning
    • Saddlestitching to assemble the wallet.

We will also discuss etching – leather etches really well, perfect for customizing.

What you’ll get:
– Pre-Cut Leather for the passport wallet
– Dye and Oil/Soap
– Thread
– Needles

No experience or equipment is required.


  • $65 + processing fees for members of VHS
  • $75 + processing fees for non-members

signup here:

If there’s a lot of interest, this is a workshop that can be run again.

See the thread on VHS Talk for any questions.