Make your very own TOTE Bag
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About the Course
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Classic Tote Bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers.
Approx dimensions are 38cms wide x 35cms tall. If you'd like to make a different size Tote please get in touch so we can make sure the stitching time is achievable within your day workshop.
Options to add to your Tote bag are a magnet closure, initials personalisation and an internal leather pocket (the internal pockets are pre-made at our workshop on an industrial sewing machine - this ensures you'll have a pocket to attach within the day)
Our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with little or no experience of working with, and Saddle Stitching vegetable tanned leathers of various thicknesses depending on the course you choose, with classes kept to a maximum of 2 people. Please have a look at our website homepage Testimonials feedback and our Gallery page which is updated weekly.
This workshop course is also a great introduction if you work with fabrics and want to know more about working with and combining leather with your materials, bags etc.
We also provide you with an info pack giving details on where you can buy your own Leathers, tools and hardware if you wished to take your new skills forward at your own pace.
You’ll be fully guided throughout your session by our commercial Leathersmith, Richard Williamson the founder of RW Works. You'll be shown all about the various traditional leather working hand tools you’ll be using and encouraged to first practice using the various hand tools on off-cuts of leather to build your familiarity and confidence.
There is nothing better than the feeling of making your very own leather goods that you’ll love to use and last you for decades, ageing uniquely over the years.
You’ll be shown how to cut, mark and chisel your stitching holes, burnish your edges, set any hardware, wax your thread, and finally hand stitch your item using a traditional Saddle Stitch for strength, one length of thread with a needle at each end.
Don’t worry at all if you’re unfamiliar with any of the above as you’ll be given demo’s of each stage and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you’ll pick it up.
We look forward to seeing you on the day and if you can arrive 5 minutes prior to your course start time, that’d be perfect.
Parking is free in the surrounding roads and nearest public transport is Hanwell Railway Station, or Ealing Broadway and Boston Manor Tube Stations.
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?
We have no hidden extras on our courses. All the leather and any hardware fittings are included in your course cost along with use of all the tools you’ll need to make your very own leather item.
We also provide you with plenty of soft drinks, teas/coffees biscuits & cakes!
If you have any specific dietary needs, please bring them along.
If you don't see a course date that suits you, please contact us via email and we'll do our best to accommodate.
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Course Start DatesSunday 3rd June 2018
Saturday 9th June 2018
Saturday 16th June 2018
Sunday 24th June 2018
Sunday 1st July 2018
Saturday 14th July 2018
Saturday 21st July 2018
Sunday 29th July 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
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