One Day Leather Saddle Bag Group Workshop


Duration: One Day

Price: £115

Run by: Sarah Williams
at Williams Handmade

01568 782220

1 Cockgate School
Bircher
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 0BL

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About the Course

This course is suitable for beginners but is also a great follow up for students who have already attended one of our shorter courses.
The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly learning and practicing how to hand stitch leather. You will learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing.

Following this everyone will make one small unlined saddle bag each. You will work from a prepared pattern so everyones bags will be the same size and shape, however you can choose from our leather to have your own bespoke colour combinations and make small alterations such as changing the strap, stitch colour, etc. so your finished bag will be unique to you.

Course runs from 9.30am – 5pm with a break for lunch and tea and cake breaks throughout the day. Light buffet lunch and tea and coffee included in the price. The price includes the cost of all leather and fittings used to make your bag.
Please note: If you would prefer to pay a £30 deposit and the balance of £80 on the actual weekend please email via the contact form above and I will email you an invoice for the £50 deposit.

Please note we try to keep a good range of different colour leathers for your choice but we can not guarantee we will have every colour in stock. You are welcome to bring your own leather with you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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?

All materials are included in the price of the course.
Course runs from 9.30am – 5pm with tea and coffee included in the price. Also included in the price is a light lunch.



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The one day saddle bag workshop with Sarah was amazing! It was such a full day of learning new skills. I am extremely pleased with the end product and it is definitely something I would like to have another go at. Sarah's teaching was clear and she has genuine expertise to share. Thank you Sarah.

- - #10218

The course was really fun and informative. Sarah was a great teacher and really personalised her self to each persons skill level and way of learning. Although everyone made a saddle bag the flexibility of the day meant everyone got to personalise the final product to match their own taste in a multitude of ways which was a nice creative twist. I left with a great new bag ans have learnt a lot and will now no longer shy away from a material I would have never consider attempting working with before.

- - #9503

Absolutely loved it! Would like to come again. Liked the hand stitching but found punching the holes evenly difficult. Thanks for helping me. I have a really professional looking product and used it today in town. Had to buy a new purse as mine is too big for the bag. I'd like to do some machine stitching over the summer hols. I'll see what you have available.
Many thx.

- - #9501

I completed this one day course and was amazed by the cufflink box which i had made by the end of the day.

The workshop surrondings were lovely. Sarah was a great teacher, very patient and explained each stage clearly.

I would highly recommend any of sarahs workshops

- - #7547

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Course Start Dates

Friday 12th January 2018
Friday 2nd February 2018
Friday 9th March 2018
Friday 6th April 2018
Saturday 14th April 2018
Friday 25th May 2018
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Friday 20th July 2018
Friday 10th August 2018

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