Carry All/Tote Bag Workshop Short Course

Duration: Full Day 10.00am-5.00/5.30pm

Price: £135

Run by: Deborette
at Deborette-Creative


Studio 1 Keyhill Drive
West Midlands
B18 5NY

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About the Course

Come and make a machine sewn leather carry-all/tote bag, perfect for carrying your day to day essentials such as your makeup bag, purse, phone, books etc. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to machine sew leather.

The workshop is suitable for adults – beginners or improvers. You will be provided with an apron to wear during the day and will sew your bag on your own sewing machine.

You will work from a pre-made template.
You will be shown how to use an industrial sewing machine. Focusing on starting, sewing and ending your sewing neatly.
You will practice sewing before you start your bag.
You will choose your leather and cut the desired shape out using a template.
Sew your bag using an industrial sewing machine.
Have the option to add an internal pocket.
Class is appropriate for: Adults – beginners or improvers

Class size: 4 (maximum)

Deborette is a qualified teacher of Art and Design and Design Technology. She has 16+ years teaching experience in a secondary school environment. She began making leather goods around four years ago and started the brand B18 Leather, which she sells online and at events.


If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials: All materials are provided.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, biscuits and lunch are available with this short course. We will take a 30 min or so break for lunch with food provided from either a local cafe, deli or pizza restaurant and regular comfort breaks. Please state dietary requirements when booking.

If you choose to make a day or weekend trip to the historic Jewellery Quarter, there are many bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from - not forgetting museums. I can guide you on where to eat, stay and visit.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th October 2018
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Saturday 6th April 2019

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