1 Day bag making course - 9 design options - Black Friday 2021

1 Day bag making course - 9 design options - Black Friday 2021

£149.00

This course is included in our Black Friday 2021 offer buy-1-get-1-FREE

1 ) Select which 2 courses that you would like ( these can be swapped at a later date so don't panic)

2) Add them to cart

3) Apply this code at the checkout:        BOGOF2021

4) Pay for course

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A great opportunity to learn how to sew a high end fully lined chrome dyed leather bag from scratch using one of our RJ Leather Studio patterns with 9 design options to choose from.

With over 10 years of working in the accessories industry, having worked in Paris and London for numerous fashion houses and successfully run her own handbag brand. Rebecca is open to sharing all her knowledge and expertise with you on this one day course.

When you arrive all of the components for your bag will be cut and ready to be assembled. All materials etc are included in this course so no need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project

We’ll walk you through all the steps needed to create a professional handbag, teaching you how to use a pattern, sew on industrial sewing machines and all the tips and tricks to sewing leather.

Bag design Choices - To view them click here: ://www.rebecca-jane.com/collections/courses

T based tote

Shopper

Unisex Backpack

Folder Over-Cross Body Bag

Ladies Backpack

Magnetic Clasp Hobo

Cross body bucket bag

Unisex messenger

Laptop bag

You have the choice of 9 leather colour - black, tan brown, purple, navy, dark green, taupe grey, red, teal or fushcia. We have a selection of different colour linings along with silver, antique brass and gold components to choose from.

Key skills learned in this course:
• Working with professional patterns
• Learning the basics about leather
• Professional leather and fabric cutting techniques
• Preparing leather for sewing & how to choose threads
• Professional machine construction techniques and methods
• Finishing methods for leather edges
• Preparing pieces for stabilisers and securing a leatherboard base
• Lining a bag
• Sewing different types of seams and how to finish them
• Attaching magnetic clasps
• Attaching handles with rivets
• Creating a patch pocket or zipped pocket

Machines

You have the option to work with domestic or industrial sewing machines. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Tysew Sewing Machines and we have a number of different machines all fitted with servo motors which are ’slow speed’ motors so they are really easy to use and beginner friendly. .

It is totally possible to make this bag on a domestic sewing machine so if you are more comfortable using one of those it’s no problem at all!

We highly recommend using our industrial machines in this course to really give your bag that professional look.

In our studio we have:

One flatbed lockstitch

Two flatbed walking feet

Two walking foot needle feed cylinder arm

Skiving machine

Rivet press

Eyelet press

Popper press

4 Janome domestic sewing machines

Overlocker

Capacity
We now have 2 studios with a a max capacity of 4 students in each side. We have a large open plan 6m x 6m space that is very easy to have everyone social distanced apart. All machines have been set up 2m apart.

Rebecca Jane is a true artisan she has worked for many designers, including Givenchy, Stuart Vevers, Luella, Robert Cary Williams and Paul Seville. Her experience of working in these different design houses gave her the insight into how to run a fashion label.

In 2008 Rebecca combined this knowledge with her passion for eco design and Rebecca-Jane own handbag range was born. The label was sold world wide in boutiques, departments stores and markets. Clocking up a staggering 5000 bags being sold and creating them all in-house at the RJ headquarters. Rebecca comes from a creative family, she has a broad knowledge of making and designing and specialises in handbag design.

About us:
The Rebecca-Jane Sewing School is run by a designer and our courses allow you to explore your ideas and leave with the confidence to continue your design & making journey for a hobby or creative career. We aim to teach you the skills and principles of innovative design and professional making techniques to create long-lasting innovative designs.

Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-17:30 weekdays and weekends. 

Once you have viewed the timetable and decided which date(s) you would like to attend please click “add to cart” on the course page. During the checkout please write in the dates. 

On the day:
We will have a half an hour lunch break together so please bring lunch and snacks. Before Covid 19 I used to provide lunch and snacks but for now I have been advised for people to bring their own, which I am sad about as I loved providing this.  Coffee / tea will also be provided but if you would rather bring your own then, of course, are more than welcome. 
 
Location
Unit 7, Suite1, 44 Chartwell Road Lancing Business Centre, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UE. Once you have booked the course you will receive an email with driving directions and public transport info. There is limited FREE parking on site and we are around 10 mins walk from Lancing train station.