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Bag making courses, workshops and classes. Learn how to craft your own bespoke tote, satchel, rucksack, messenger or hand bag!

£85
Bristol - Next course on 17th October 2019
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leather goods...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 21st September 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£250
Lancashire - Next course on 13th July 2019
As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the...
£25
Derbyshire - Next course on 4th July 2019
Feel like dusting off that sewing machine again? Is it a long time since you made something for yourself? This is an achievable and fun project to get back into sewing and all materials are included in the price! This bag was created out of that frustrated feeling when bottles fall over in a regular shopping bag and clink as you walk along. The divider and light padding in this bag avoids this problem and...
£26
Lincolnshire - Next course on 1st July 2019
Join this class at any time during the course. Bring your own sewing project or start a new one. With Sandy’s guidance you will learn new sewing techniques each week to make your own clothes and house decorations in a friendly and fun group. Learn how to put in a zip, make an eco friendly bag, a skirt, a waistcoat – the choice is yours! Bring a basic sewing kit – sharp scissors, needles, pins,...
£30
Hertfordshire
"Festival goers" make your own unique bag. Designer Bag is for learners to experienced crafters, young to older students, sewing and non sewing. Come to our Aladdin's cave of inspiration, choose from over 8,000 Italian mill fabrics plus so much more. Foil pressing , fringing, screen print, so many techniques. All seasons . Draw a bag, get ideas from 100's of books and bags as examples. Choose a bag shape and style and make a...
£35
London
Saturday Sewing Classes! Based in West London Max 8 people per session This is a beginner sewing course so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to make a basic skirt pattern, how to select the right material for your project, how cut and pin fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your skirt to make...
£35
Greater London
A three hour introductory session with Craft my Day - get to know your machine! A complete introduction to sewing on a machine with loads of tips, walk away with a shopping bag you made yourself and lots of confidence to carry on sewing. Here at 'Craft my Day' we run small group workshops and short courses, in a studio environment. The classes are very relaxed and fun, whilst giving you real skills and confidence....

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