3.5 Hour Leather Clutch Bag Taster Course £60

3.5 Hour Leather Clutch Bag Taster Course £60

£60.00

This is a fabulous introduction to working with leather. The clutch bag is a perfect size for an Ipad or evening bag. It’s really versatile and a super handy size. On this course everything will be pre prepared for you so we will have cut all the leather, lining and stabilisers ready for you to be shown how to assemble it. 

 

Key Skills learned in this course

  • How to score onto leather
  • How to use stabilisers
  • How to use different tools for cutting leather
  • How to insert a zip 
  • How to make a tassel and attach it onto the hardware
  • How to polish leather
  • Sew leather on a domestic or industrial sewing machine

 

When you arrive all of the components for your bag will be cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera and notepad to document your project. 

We have the option for Black, tan brown, dark green, navy, purple and light fawn grey leather for this clutch bag

The metal component choices are gold, silver or antique brass. During the checkout process please select which colour leather and component type you would like.

 

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! 

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

Previous students work
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery.
Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-17:30 weekdays and weekends. 
Capacity
We now have a max capacity of 4 students. 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 and demonstrations will be given to all students one at a time. I will wear a mask for close contact teaching but it is not compulsory for students to wear them as you will all be 2m apart. 

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.