4 Day Leather Handbag Making Course - Advanced - £399
Location, Timetable & Booking Procedure
New timetable just added - all dates for 2017!
The timetable is open for you to choose whichever combination of dates that suit you for your course. We know life can be busy so you don't have to attend consecutive days necessarily you can pick and choose a selection of dates that suit you. You might be in a class when others are making handbags, leather belts or pattern cutting, its a great chance to see how other products are produced and assembled.
The classes are very small only 2-5 students per class so there is plenty of one to one tuition.
Lunch & Refreshments:
Tea (&herbal tea) and coffee and biscuits are is provided but please bring your own drinking water.
There are a few shops, cafes and a pub in 5-10 minutes walk from the studio if you would like to buy lunch or please feel free to bring a packed lunch. We have 1/2 hour lunch break from 12.30pm-1pm.
Once you have chosen which dates you would like to attend, please book your place via the courses page. During the checkout process there will be a small box to write the date(s) you would like to attend:
On this four-day course leather handbag making course you will be walked through the techniques required to make a handbag from the designing process to pattern cutting and construction.
You will be introduced to intermediate sewing techniques and you will leave with skills you can use for future bag making projects.
On this four day course you can create any bag you wish. You can bring with you a selection of images of bags that you like and using these as inspiration you will begin to draw out a design.
Day 1: Design bag and choose materials, pattern cutting. Sampling and adjusting pattern if necessary. Cutting leather & linings.
Day 2: Prepping all pieces ready for assembly. Practising on machines. Bag Construction.
Day 3: Bag construction.
Day 4: Bag construction, strap assembly and finishing touches.
We have the option to work with domestic or industrial machines depending on what material you have chosen to create your design.
Experience of using a sewing machine is advised for this course.
What To Bring
We know that buying leather and components can be a little overwhelming so we have the option for us to provide the materials for you £60, you can purchase the materials package here: 4 day materials package
Or alternatively you are bringing your own materials. If you are buying new leather please make sure that it is not too thick, no more than 1mm. We have attached links of recommended new leather and component suppliers in London. If you want to use recycled materials the best places to source are ebay and charity shops. Look for old garments that you can deconstruct and use. We recommend that you bring with you all components and fastenings to finish your bag, we have a selection of basic zips and components in stock if required.
Walter Reginald - http://www.walterreginald.com/ Leather Supplier
JT Bachelors - http://jtbatchelor.co.uk/ Leather & Component Supplier
S&K - http://www.skfittings.co.uk/ Component Supplier
London Trimmings - http://www.londontrimmings.co.uk/ Component Supplier
For Leather Bag
6sq ft of leather for the outside of the bag
1m x 1m of fabric for the inside of the bag
Please also bring any trimmings that you might want to use to decorate the design.
Tea (&herbal tea) and coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring your own drinking water.
All classes run with a minimum of only 1 person so you can have peace of mind that once you have booked your place you know nothing will change.
There are a few shops, cafes and a pub in 5-10 minutes walk from the studio if you would like to buy lunch or please feel free to bring a packed lunch. We have 1/2 hour lunch break from 1pm-1.30pm.