This is a fabulous introduction to working with leather. The clutch bag is a perfect size for an Ipad or evening bag. It’s really versatile and a super handy size. On this course everything will be pre prepared for you so we will have cut all the leather, lining and stabilisers ready for you to be shown how to assemble it.
Key Skills learned in this course
How to score onto leather
How to use stabilisers
How to use different tools for cutting leather
How to insert a zip
How to make a tassel and attach it onto the hardware
How to polish leather
Sew leather on a domestic or industrial sewing machine
When you arrive all of the components for your bag will be cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera and notepad to document your project.
We have the option for Black, tan brown, dark green, navy, purple and light fawn grey leather for this clutch bag
The metal component choices are gold, silver or antique brass. During the checkout process please select which colour leather and component type you would like.
Key skills learned on this course:
• How to prep leather & fabric lining
• How to attach a seam in leather
• How to assemble a zipped clutch
• How to make a tassel and secure into a metal tassel holder
• How to sew & attach a leather wrist handle with a rivet
• How to machine sew leather on industrial sewing machines
Our classes are very small (max. 4 students per class) so there is plenty of one-to-one tuition. The studio is very spacious and has 3 m high celinings, it is a really lovely open plan space and we have created a layout to adhere to social distancing, hopefully you will feel very compfortable and safe in our space. Many of our courses are run in parallel, so you may be making something different to other students on the day. Course dates tend to fill-up fast so if your preferred date is already fully booked we will be in touch to discuss alternative dates that suit you.
All classes will run with a minimum of only 1 person so you can have peace of mind that once you have booked your place you know nothing will change.
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery on our website.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Included in your course kit:
• leather for front and back
• fabric lining
• how to sew a zip
• leather wrist handle, prepped, rivet
• tassel & tassel holder
You can choose to work with either our domestic (Janome) or industrial sewing machines. We have 3 flat-bed industrial sewing machines and a walking foot cylinder arm sewing machine, they are all fitted with slow speed motors so they are really easy for even a beginner. You are welcome to use either although our aim is for everyone to produce professionally finished bags and so we’d recommend using one of our industrial machines to get the best results.
We will have a half lunch break together and lunch will be provided for you. We will have a selection of bread cheese, ham, and salad. If you have any specific dietary requirements we recommend bringing some lunch. Coffee, tea’s and a few snacks are provided to keep up our energy throughout the day. Please bring some drinking water.
Once we receive your booking and preferred date, we’ll send you an email with driving directions and public transport info. There is free parking on site.
The Rebecca-Jane Sewing School is run by a designer and our courses allow you to explore your ideas and leave with the confidence to continue your design & making journey for a hobby or creative career. We aim to teach you the skills and principles of innovative design and professional making techniques to create long-lasting innovative designs.
Rebecca Eaton at RJ Leather Sewing School
Unit 7, Suite1, 44 Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Centre Lancing West Sussex BN15 8UE
Loved making my clutch bag and it turned out fabulous thanks to Rebecca and her great teaching and advice. It was all very interesting and has given me another craft to research. I will certainly be coming back for more.x
Fantastic experience. Great tuition and well planned course, everyone left with a fantastic bag that they had made. Even better was the opportunity to purchase the bag pattern to take home and make more.