– LEATHER SEWING CLASS –

LEARN HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY SEW LEATHER WITH INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES

– INTRODUCTION FOR BEGINNERS –

One teacher, two students

WERE?

At our studio (map)

WHEN?

Please select your preferred date(s) through the button below

COST

2 or 3 sessions depending on the dates (12 hours in total)
Course materials included (worth £30)
£330

LEVEL:

Complete beginners and beginners with some basic sewing experience
Also available for intermediate sewers HERE.

LEARN HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY SEW LEATHER WITH A MACHINE: WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This is a practical introductory one to two tuition during which you will be taught the essential skills of sewing leather and some of the basic construction techniques used in bag and accessory making.
Through the lesson you will also receive some basic training on how to mark, cut and glue leather.
At the end of the tuition you will have gained confidence in sewing leather with industrial sewing machines and have the skills to realise some simple items independently.
You will learn how to troubleshoot common sewing problems and how to manage challenges such as straight lines, curves and multiple layers of leather.
You will learn how to sew basic bag components such as simple zips and straps.
 You will produce your own samples of work to take home with you.
As this is a one to two tuition, the experience will be customised to your ability and previous experience.

 

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?
Below is a list of topics covered during the classes:
– Industrial machines: differences and main features
– To choose the right sewing machine for a specific type of material or construction
– To operate a lock stitch walking foot machine
– To thread industrial sewing machines
– To understand how to obtain the correct tension in your sewing
– To understand thread types and needle sizes
– To learn how to correctly sew leather with a sewing machine and how this differs from sewing other materials
– To learn how to sew straight lines, curves and parallel lines
– To produce a range of basic seams and seam finishes
– Learn how to sew and finish simple zips on leather
– Learn how to cut, assemble and sew simple straps and handles
– How to mark, cut and glue leather

 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
We will always try to cover as much on the syllabus as possible and depending on your ability and previous experience, we might not be able to complete the program or we might instead be able to teach you additional techniques relating to the above listed topics, such as:
– To sew various types of leather
– How to incorporate two types of lining in your project
– To use various machine feet, tools and equipment in your sewing
– Learn how to assemble and sew simple gussets
– Learn how to construct button holes & pockets

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

On the day you will be provided with useful handouts to take home with you which contain:
– An illustrated guide providing crucial information of sewing machine types and components
– A glossary containing essential key words related to the topics of the lesson
– A glossary containing information about needle and thread types

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

This course is suitable for total beginners and beginners with some very basic experience in machine sewing (either with industrial or domestic machines).
You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

 

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

Materials are included.
Feel free to bring a notepad, if you would like to take some notes, we will provide the rest.

LEARN HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY SEW LEATHER WITH INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES – Group Class – Introduction for beginners

£330.00
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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION

CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY 

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If you wish to cancel your group class, please do so ASAP via email to: learning@thelondonleatherworkshop.com.
Full refunds are only offered if the cancellation is requested no less than eight weeks before the event date.
Cancellations requested between eight and four weeks before the course start date will result in a 50% refund of the course cost on the condition that we have filled your place.
For cancellations requested less than four weeks before the event, unfortunately, we cannot offer any kind of refund and the class cannot be rescheduled.
We reserve the right to cancel a group class when the required minimum enrollment is not met.
If a group class has to be cancelled by us, we will offer the choice of a full refund, credit or the opportunity to book an alternative date (if available). We will provide as much notice as possible.
All communication regarding cancellations and rearrangements of your lesson must be in writing via email.
Please provide all details in your email for us to be able to organise a refund. All refunds must be made to the original payment method used.

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, both in Italy and in the UK and have been training students for the past 10 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 a 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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