Make an appliquéd clutch bag - PRIVATE CLASS - WEEKDAYS



Learn how to sew leather appliquès and make your own clutch bag - PRIVATE CLASS - REQUEST AVAILABILITY: Slots are available for 2, 3 or 4 hours on the same day; therefore, according to the slots booked, the course will be divided into 2 or 3 sessions. Slots available from 4 weeks after purchasing the tuition. Please let us know your preference for the starting date and we will get back to you with our availability. Weekdays only. For weekend sessions, please get in touch before booking. WHAT IS A LEATHER APPLIQUÉ? A leather appliqué is a decorative technique to create a textured design to a fabric or leather background, realised by composing multiple pieces together. Appliqués are created by hand cutting each individual piece, assembling all pieces into the final arrangement that recreates the initial design and then each part is stitched to the background. WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT? This is a customised course during which you will learn how to cut, assemble and sew leather appliqués to your specifications. By the end of the course you will have made your own personalised decorated leather clutch bag and be able to take it home with you. You will also produce your own samples of work to take home with you. WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT? Here some examples of things you could learn during our time together: – Understanding the work behind designing and creating an appliqué decoration – Marking, cutting, assembling and sewing appliqués – Choosing the right materials – Leather and fabric preparation, cutting and finishing techniques – To use various machine feet, tools and equipment in your sewing – To understand thread types and needle sizes – To learn how to sew leather – To produce a range of seams and seam finishes – Lining a bag – Learning how to sew a zip and to use suitable fastenings and fittings – Different closure techniques – Using leather glues, paint and knives Depending on the nature of the project, your previous experience and personal skills, you might not be able to learn all of the above. On the day you will be given the option of different types of appliqué patterns and you will be able to pick and choose the final arrangement, colours and materials. The complexity of the appliqué decoration that you will realise will depend on your previous sewing experience. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS? This course is suitable for people with some basic experience of machine sewing, intermediate and advanced sewers. You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

What's included in the price?

Materials are included (value £25) On the day you will be provided with useful handouts to take home with you which contain: – A list of tools and materials used during the lesson(s), including a description of what they are and how they are used – A list of recommended suppliers for both leather and fittings (physically in London and online) – A glossary containing essential key words related to the topic of the lesson – A glossary containing information about leather types and characteristics


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


The London Leather Workshopis a design, prototyping and manufacturing studio founded by Italian designers and makers Sara Battiston and Melissa Bruscoli. With 20 years of experience in the fashion and accessory industry Sara and Melissa work with both local and international customers ranging from start-ups to established brands. Their studio is able to offer a range of services from design consultancy to product development and from prototyping to manufacturing of handbags, accessories and soft furnishings. Their practical classes will teach you the fundamental techniques of working with leather or vegan leather, how to sew these materials to a professional standard and how to create customised goods. The theoretical classes will provide you with the foundation for designing bags and accessories as well as insights and essential information about the industry.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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STUDIO 002-003 UNIT 7, HARRINGTON WAY, LONDON, Greater London, SE18 5NR