– LEATHER BAG MAKING CLASS –

LEATHER CRAFT WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SEWN/SADDLE STITCHED BAG

One teacher, six students

WHERE?

At our studio (map)

WHEN?

Please select your preferred date through the button below

COST

Two meeting of up to 6 hours each
£282.00
Course materials included (worth £30)

LEVEL:

Beginners and beginners with some previous hand sewing experience

LEARN HOW TO MAKE HAND-STITCHED LEATHER BAGS

This is a practical group tuition during which you will receive an overview of basic leather craft and hand sewing skills and techniques and create your own hand-sewn leather bag to take home with you.
The class will take place in our London workshop, where you will see how a leather craft studio is equipped and receive practical demonstrations of common leather and bag-making methods.
You will be able to choose your project from a selection of different medium-sized bags. You will also be able to pick the leather type, color and hardware you prefer from our stock. All our leathers are beautiful, rescued Italian vegetable-tanned leather from leading tanneries and fashion brands.
You will receive an introduction to leather types, including how to mark, cut, edge finish, and hand sew leather using saddle stitching, as well as apply simple fastening hardware. Relevant, useful, and informative handouts and lists of leather and tool suppliers will be provided.
At the end of the tuition, you will have:
– Gained an understanding of leather types and tanning methods
– Been instructed on the use of common fastenings and closure techniques
– Received an overview of the correct use of tools for preparing, marking, cutting and punching leather
– Learned how to use, read and place patterns
– Learned how to saddle stitch leather and understood the different tools and materials used in the technique
– Understood and practiced leather craft techniques such as beveling and burnishing
– Created your own hand-stitched leather bag to take home with you

 

ABOUT THE FINAL PROJECT:

The final bag you will create will be a small or medium-sized leather bag from a choice of designs. You will be presented with various shapes to choose from, both feminine and unisex, such as handbags, crossbody bags, bum bags, buckets, and more.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE ONE OF OUR COURSES:

Our classes are different: we are renowned for personal attention to each and every student and importantly the students’ onward path in the industry is paramount to us. All of our courses focus on building useful, practical skills and providing essential information for our learners to be able to actually develop and use their own ability in continuing their journey.
Each topic is explained in easy-to-follow steps, and all lessons are organised so that the techniques used can be replicated by students independently.
We strongly encourage and support skill sharing and our main focus is to enable more people to access and flourish in our industry.

 

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

You will be provided with useful handouts which contain:
– A list of recommended suppliers for both leather and fittings (physically in London and online)
– A glossary containing information about leather types and characteristics

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.

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

This course is suitable for total beginners and beginners with some experience in leather crafts.
You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

HOW LONG IS THIS TUITION?:

This tuition will require up to 12 hours to complete.
We aim to provide customised and high-quality tuition services and by only allowing up to 6 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.

LEATHER CRAFT WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN BAG – HAND SEWING COURSE

£282.00
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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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