"The Charlie" Leather Tote - Kit & Paper Pattern



The Charlie Leather Tote – Kit, Paper Pattern & Full Colour Brochure



What you can expect from your kit:

We have this gorgeous classic leather tote kit for sale. Included in your leather handbag making kit you will have all the leather, materials, stabilizers & components needed to make your bag. The kits will include all the pieces pre-cut, so no worry about cutting at home. We have this bang on trend classic leather tote pattern for sale. It’s a really handy size, perfect to fit all your daily essentials, books laptops etc. You might like to use it for yourself as an every day work bag or simply to make one for a friend, they will love you for it!

What you have to choose

We have 8 colour options for the leather either: Black, Tan Brown, Taupe Grey, Purple, Navy, Dark Green, Teal or Bright Red. Then 3 metal hardware colours: gold, silver or antique brass. After the checkout process please send us a message from your confirmation email which colour you would like.

Learning Outcomes

* How to mark pattern onto leather

*How to prep and bond fusing onto leather

* How glue leather and cut a patch pocket

* How to attach a seam in leather

*How to edge polish and paint leather

* How to make a magnetic closure and leather tab

* How to stiffen leather base

*How to make leather handles

*How to attach the leather handles with a rivet.

Product Dimensions

Length 34cm x Height 38cm x Width 7cm Handle drop 20cm


All shipping is done through Uk Royal Mail tracked & insured service. Uk residence it takes approximately 2 working day, Eu we use Airsure® mail it takes up to 5 days to Western Europe, 7 days to Eastern Europe and 10 days for the rest of the world. Items are always sent with a tracked and insured service so that your purchase arrives with you safely and stress-free for both parties

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING INFORMATION You are welcome to sell your creations made from our patterns at markets, shops or online stores. However, we ask you to promote our company name alongside yours, “handbag made by x-designer, created from an RJ Leather Studio Pattern.” You cannot claim the design to be your own and factory or mass production is strictly prohibited. You may not make copies of the pattern, or use it for any classes.

What's included in the price?

Printed paper pattern
A5 full colour written and photographic brochure
All pattern pieces have a 1cm seam allowance already added
Pre-cut1mm thick leather ready for assembly
Pre-cut stablisers
Pre cut lining
Pre-cut leather handles x 2
8 x Double capped rivet
Leatherboard used to stabilise the base
Teflon foot
Polyester thread
Leather point needle
Small pot of tragacanth gum for burnishing/polishing leather
Small pot of copydex glue
Double sided tape

What you will need

I have designed all our handbag patterns & kits in a way that makes them achievable on domestic home sewing machines. Included in your kit is a universal Teflon foot for sewing leather, a leather point needles size 110/18 and polyester thread. You will also need a zipper foot.

Tools you will need are: Scissors, rotary cutter, pliers, hole punch, rubber mallet, rivet setting tool, awl to score leather or a gel pen, leather edge paint (optional) plastic or metal ruler, cutting mat, iron.


Rebecca Eaton at RJ Leather Sewing School

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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Maxine - - #32378

Fantastic service. Impressed that Rebecca sent me a message to let me know my order had been delivered. It arrived very quickly, beautifully packaged. Looking forward to working on the kit.

Response from RJ Leather Sewing School:

Hi Maxine. Thanks so much for your kind words. I really hope you enjoy making the Charlie Leather Tote and using it after, its such a handy size bag I have one myself. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions while making it. Happy sewing. Rebecca xx

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