Beginner's leather satchel course

Satchel - front


Impress your friends by making your own leather satchel! This is a beautiful and classic style and by far the most popular of our courses. It is a perfect bag to take with you when you're out & about and easily fits a wallet, mobile phone, keys and sunglasses!

The dimensions of the final bag are approx. 15cm high x 20cm wide x 7cm deep.

You won't need a sewing machine as the handbag will be stitched by hand.

What's included in the price?

With the course you will get download links to the following:

- a PDF pattern (printable in A4 and A3)
- a 'How to Make' video showing how to make the item from beginning to end
- a PDF handbook with detailed instructions and other tips & tricks
- an introduction to types of leather and how to store & care for it
- an introduction to leather craft tools & hardware with images & names so that it's easy for you to look for the items when buying them
- a suppliers list to get you started
- direct email contact with Sonja, the founder of The Handbag Atelier, for any questions related to handbag and accessory making and leather craft.

What you will need

To make the item you will need:
- vegetable tanned leather (1.8-2mm)
- a selection of leather crafting tools
- for hardware you will need a magnet snap (20mm), 2x D-rings (20mm) and a buckle (20mm).

If you are making a leather strap, you will also need:
- 2x swivel snap hooks (20mm)
- another buckle (20mm)
- three double cap rivets (8x8mm).

You can find a list of the bare minimum tools required on our website (FAQ) but you will get a detailed list of tools with the course.


Sonja at The Handbag Atelier

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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