– BAG MAKING COURSE –

MAKE A STITCHLESS LEATHER BAG – GROUP CLASS

One teacher, five students

WERE?

At our London studio (map)

WHEN?

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

COST

One meeting of 7 hours
£182.00
Materials Included (worth £35.00)

LEVEL:

Complete beginners and beginners with some previous leather craft experience

LEATHER GOODS MAKING COURSE: MAKE A STITCHLESS LEATHER BAG – WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This is one of our group leather goods making courses for beginners that we organise at our London studio.
Using beautiful vegetable-tanned leather, basic leather tools and simple metal fittings, you will make a stitchless leather bag while learning five basic leather working techniques.
You will customise your bag by choosing between two designs (see photo gallery) and selecting your preferred colours of leather and fittings.
No sewing skills or experience is required!
At the end of the course, you won’t just take home a beautiful bag made entirely by you but also an understanding of working with leather and essential leather tools.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

During our leather goods making courses, you will always receive an introduction to:
-Different leather types
-Essential leather tools
You will then learn these 5 basic leather working techniques:
-Marking leather
-Cutting leather
-Folding leather
-Punching leather
-Burnishing leather
In the second part of the course, you will apply the techniques learnt by hand-cutting and assembling your beautiful bag using screw studs. No sewing is required.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

All materials and tools are supplied.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

This course on making a stitchless leather bag is suitable for beginners.
You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL PROVIDED

In addition to the course, you will receive the following useful handouts to take home with you:
– An introduction to leather types and features
– A glossary of leather craft tools which includes images and helpful descriptions
– A list of the basic fittings used in handbag making, including images and descriptions
– A list of reputable suppliers to buy leather and fittings from (in London and online)

HOW LONG IS THIS TUITION?:

This tuition will require up to 7 hours to complete.
We aim to provide customised and high quality tuition services and by only allowing up to 5 students at a time, we are able to focus on each person needs and interests.
As every student has a different level of ability and previous experience, this course might lead some students to complete the core aspects of the lesson in a shorter time frame than others.
Students who complete the course early will be welcome to stay and use the studio facilities to exercise on the topics of the lesson.

MAKE A STITCHLESS LEATHER BAG – GROUP CLASS

£182.00
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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION

CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY 

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

Our studio is located on the ground floor with three steps down at the entrance. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we do not have wheelchair facilities.

FACILITIES

Wifi is available in the studio.
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.
I am Sara, the director of The London Leather Workshop.
My educational background includes studies in Rome and the UK in fashion and accessory design, pattern making, garment and accessory construction, product development, and marketing and economics in the fashion field.
Alongside my work experience, I have undergone professional training in bag making in Milan and traditional leathercraft skills in Florence.
With two decades of experience in the accessory industry, I offer my professional services to startups and established brands, locally and internationally.
Through a range of private and group classes at The London Leather Workshop, I share my expertise, knowledge, and skills with aspiring leather craftspeople, individuals pursuing a career in this field, and professionals aiming to enhance their skill sets.
As industry professionals, we strive to help you acquire new skills or enhance the ones you already have to a professional level to facilitate your career entry.
Some of our courses will qualify you to receive a certificate of completion.
Our certification will significantly strengthen your CV, elevating your professional credentials.
This course does not qualify for a certificate, but we offer other courses that do.
For information on eligible courses and the process to request your certificate, please contact us.

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