– BAG MAKING COURSE –

MAKE A STITCHLESS LEATHER BAG – GROUP CLASS

One teacher, four students

WERE?

At our London studio (map)

WHEN?

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

COST

One meeting of 4 hours
£119.00 – REGULAR PRICE
£77.00 – TESTER CLASS
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 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 4 hours to complete.
We aim to provide customised and high quality tuition services and by only allowing up to 4 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

Full price £119.00
Tester class £77.00
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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, 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 AFTER 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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