CREATE YOUR RECYCLED LEATHER ITEM – One to one tuition

WHERE?

At our studio (map)

WHEN?

During our working hours
Slots available from 4 weeks after purchasing the tuition

COST

£30 per hour
The final cost depends on the complexity of your project

LEVEL:

All levels are welcome

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This is a one to one customised course during which you will be taught the basic skills of working with leather and create a unique item recycling your old leather bag, jacket or skirt!
The course has the aim to help you gain confidence in sewing leather, understanding the major difference between various types of leather, working tools and learning essential techniques to deal with tricky features of leather goods construction.
 You will create your own new leather good and you will produce your own samples of work to take home with you!

 

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?

Depending on the project, here some examples of things you could learn during the time together:
– Analising limits and possibilities of the available materials
– Designing your own item
– Adapting and/or creating patterns
– Leather and fabric preparing, cutting, finishing techniques
– To choose the right sewing machine for a specific type of material
– To thread different industrial sewing machines
– To use various machine feet, tools and equipment in your sewing
– To understand thread types and needle sizes
– To learn how to sew leather
– To produce a range of seams and seam finishes
– To sew and finish zips on leather
– Lining a handbag and accessories
– Learning how to sew different types of straps and to use suitable fastenings and fittings
– Sewing different types of seams
– Different closure techniques
– Using leather glues, paint, stamps, knifes
– Realising your own personalised item

 

Depending on the nature of the project, you might not be able to learn all the above. Please let us know if you are interested in a specific aspect of working with leather and we will tailor the project accordingly.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND WHAT IS THE LEVEL?

This course is suitable for beginners, people with some basic experience of machine sewing, intermediate and advanced sewers.
You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions as well as have hands and leg mobility.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS? IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO BRING?

You will provide with the materials by bringing the item you would like to upcycle into something new.
Materials such us threads, glues and reinforcements are included in the course costs but not leather, in case you need some extra to complete your item.
In this scenario you are welcome to buy some leather from us or to source it elsewhere.
If you have any specific requirements, please contact us to make sure we have the materials you are looking for.

 

WHEN CAN THIS COURSE BE ARRANGED?

As this is private tuition, you can choose the day(s) and time(s) to come and learn from us that suits you best, within our working hours/days.
Available days:
Monday to Friday
Selected Sundays (please note that the availability for these days is limited and therefore the waiting time to book a slot for these days is generally longer)
Available time slots:
Morning slot
Day slot
Afternoon slot
Afternoon to evening slot
Time slot length:
Slots are available for 2, 3 or 4 hours in a row.
Our availability:
We are generally able to book you in for your sessions around a month from when you have contacted us after purchasing the course.
Of course, we will always try to accommodate your needs and book you in the closest time possible, but we get fully booked quite quickly and therefore please make sure to contact us promptly to reserve your slot(s)!
In line with the UK Government guidelines and following the Covid Center instructions formulated to provide safety inside teaching practices, please find our coronavirus requirements in order to attend a class at our studio at the following link: https://www.thelondonleatherworkshop.com/covid-19-safety-measures/

BOOK YOUR LESSON!

LEATHERCRAFT WORKSHOP

CREATE YOUR RECYCLED LEATHER ITEM

From £60.00
After purchasing your tuition you will be sent a link for you to book your preferred day(s) and time slot(s).
Slots available from 4 weeks after purchasing the tuition
choose an option

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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION

CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY 

If you wish to cancel or modify your private lesson, please do so ASAP via email to: learning@thelondonleatherworkshop.com.
Full refunds are only offered if the cancellation is requested no less than three weeks before the event date.
We give our customers the possibility to rearrange their private lesson(s) when giving at least 48 hours notice.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, and the cancellation being requested the day before the lesson, we won’t be able to give a refund, but we will offer a 50% discount on a future booking.
In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled by TLLW, we will offer the choice of a full refund, a credit or the opportunity to book an alternative date. We will provide as much notice as possible.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Cutting material is usually done standing at a high table and you might be working with special glues, knives and with heavy duty industrial sewing machines.
If you have a breathing problem, any health condition we should be aware of or if any of the above might be difficult for you, please inform us as soon as possible.
You will receive Health and Safety instructions for using the studio and its equipment and you will be asked to sign a risk and liability form at the end of the induction.

ACCESSIBILITY

Sadly, our studio is on the first floor and we do not have wheelchair facilities. We are very sorry, unfortunately, this is not within our control or choice.

 

Wifi is not provided but there is a coffee shop with Wifi nearby.
Teas and coffees will be provided by us.
For 3+ hours long sessions we will have a 15 minutes break, for 6+ hours long sessions we will have a half hour lunch break.
There are two coffee shops and free parking spaces on site.
We run a variety of courses which are related to this topic and that would allow you to expand your knowledge. Please find the complete list of courses HERE.
We also provide the opportunity for people to practise on our sewing machines, tools and studio space.
We reserve a special discount for people who have previously been a student of ours. If you book any of our courses or our drop-in service within 6 months from the completion of a class, you will receive 10% off your next booking.
Our names are Sara and Melissa and we are the founders and owners of The London Leather Workshop.
With 20 years of experience in the field, we offer services in designing, prototyping and manufacturing of leather, vegan leather and fabric bags and accessories to national and international customers, from start-ups to established brands.
We discovered our passion for teaching while training people during our working careers in Italy and the UK and have been training students for the past ten years.
Through The London Leather Workshop, we teach our expertise, knowledge and skills to amateur leather craftspeople, people who have an interest in developing a career in this field, as well as professionals looking to improve their skill-set.
With a personal, friendly and flexible approach, we support students in realising a specific project or learning skills in a variety of subjects through both private and group classes.

Despite the end of Covid restrictions in the UK, we ask all our customers to be considerate when attending a meeting or a class at our studio.

Besides the disruption to our services that being impacted by Covid would bring us, some of us are also in the high-risk category with underlining health conditions that make Covid a threat.

The studio is a small and busy environment therefore, as it is very hard to keep social distance during classes, we ask all our customers to take all possible precautions.

COVID SAFETY MEASURES BEFORE AND DURING EACH CLASS:

– A negative lateral Covid test is no longer a requirement for our students before the lesson.

Nevertheless, we will keep testing daily and we would highly appreciate it if you could test before the class too.

– If you need to cancel your class because you tested positive or are showing symptoms, we will reschedule at the earliest convenience. In order to reschedule your lesson because of Covid, we will need to see proof of the positive test.
We would also appreciate it if you could reschedule your class if you have had contact with someone who has tested positive in the previous week.

– For everyone’s safety, we now require the use of an FF2 face mask covering both mouth and nose at all times, which we can provide on arrival if you don’t have one. If you are exempt we will need to see proof of your exemption, sent to us via email before the lesson. In this case, and in order to avoid others from feeling uncomfortable and maintain safety, it would be appreciated if you could use a face shield instead of a mask. We will provide this too, if you don’t have one.

– Hand sanitiser will be provided and everyone is required to use it on arrival. If you are allergic, you will be requested to wash your hands or to bring your own antibacterial product for your hands.

– Windows will be left open to allow for air circulation, please make sure to be dressed accordingly in winter.

– Food and drinks will need to be consumed outside of the studio.

– Surfaces will be cleaned before and after each lesson.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in prioritising everyone’s safety in this complex time.

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