– FULLY CUSTOMISED PRIVATE TUITION –

LEARN PROFESSIONAL LEATHER CRAFT SKILLS, DESIGN A COLLECTION OF FASHION ACCESSORIES, CREATE YOUR UNIQUE PROJECT!

 

ONE TEACHER – ONE STUDENT OR A SMALL GROUP (up to 6)

WERE?

At our studio (map)

WHEN?

During our working hours
View our available dates at the checkout

COST

Ranging from £32 to £44 per hour, per person

LEVEL:

Beginners, intermediate, advanced

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This is a fully customised tuition to learn specific craft skills, professional leather sewing, how to design fashion accessories or to create one or more unique items to take home with you.
If you have a specific project in mind that you want to realise, starting your own business or just want to have a different experience, we can tailor the session to your particular needs.
You can also choose the day(s) and time(s) that suit you the most among our working days and hours, as well as the length of the tuition.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is intended for either an individual person or a group of up to four people.
This private leather craft skill workshop is intended for professional people as well as amateurs looking to perfect their current skills, widen their knowledge, design a collection or realise a finished product.

 

WHAT COULD YOU HELP ME CREATING?

We can assist you with the realisation of one or more of the following items, either in leather, vegan leather or fabric:
– Handbags and rucksacks
– Covers (journal, phone, tablet, etc)
– Clutches and make up bags
– Wallets and purses
– Soft furnishings
– Leather embroidered appliqués
– Pets clothes, collars, leads, accessories, etc.
– Fashion accessories and selected type of garments

 

WHAT SKILLS COULD I LEARN?

Here some examples of things you could learn during the lesson:

 

SEWING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES:
– Fabric general sewing skills
– Leather professional machine sewing skills
– Bag and accessory construction and sewing techniques
– Saddle stitching

 

GENERAL LEATHER/VEGAN LEATHER SKILLS:
– Leather preparing, marking, cutting, finishing techniques
– Skiving, burnishing, painting leather
– Edge finishing leather with different edge paints
– Using leather glues, paints, stamps
– Cutting leather using various knives and punches
– Professionally machine sewing leather/vegan leather

 

HANDBAGS AND ACCESSORIES CONSTRUCTION:
– Pattern making
– Creating and sewing various type of gussets
– Creating and finishing straps and handles
– Lining bags and accessories with different materials
– Learning multiple ways to sew zips
– Using suitable fastenings and fittings
– Sewing different types of seams
– Using different closure techniques
– Using and selecting reinforcement materials

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN:
– Understanding and choosing right materials for your project(s)
– Developing your current design(s) or product(s)
– Designing your own collection
– Sketching and illustrating techniques for fashion and accessories
– Adapting and/or creating patterns for bags and accessories
Please let us know if you are interested in a specific topic or technique and we will tailor the project for you accordingly.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

This course is suitable for complete 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.

 

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

Materials are not included but you can either purchase them from us at a discounted price or we can advise you on what materials to buy and where to find them.
Buying them from us, you will receive a 10% discount on all materials.
To give an idea of costs, if you were to by leather from us, you could be looking at about an extra £20-£30 to make a clutch/makeup bag.
Our leather is sourced from Italian brands’ end of production surplus and also from small Italian tanneries when they change their stock of leather skins. The stock is being continuously changed and therefore you will be choosing from colours, textures and types of leathers available at the studio. To have an idea of the leathers we can provide, please visit: https://thebagmakingsuppliers.com
If you are looking for something in particular that we don’t stock, we will provide you with a list of suppliers to buy materials from and advice on what to buy for your specific project once you have purchased your lesson.

WHEN CAN THIS COURSE BE ARRANGED?

As this is private tuition, you or your group 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, 4 or 6 hours in a row.
Our availability:
We are generally able to book you in for your sessions 4-8 weeks from when you have contacted us after purchasing the course. Please view our available dates at the checkout.
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)!

BOOK YOUR LESSON!

BESPOKE PRIVATE TUITION FOR INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS

From £32 per hour, per person
After purchasing your tuition you will be sent a link for you to book your preferred day(s) and time slot(s).
View our available dates at the checkout.
Choose an option

NOT SURE HOW LONG YOUR PROJECT WILL REQUIRE?

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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

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.

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