"A completely brilliant and rewarding day spent making a beautiful bag. Easier than I thought it would be - thanks to the excellent tuition and having all the materials to hand. Can't wait to go again!"
"I took my daughter in law along to the one day course. We had a choice of style and colour. Bex had everything ready for us to sew together. It was brilliant. She is an encouraging teacher (I was struggling at one point) and is well organised and friendly. I need to make another bag soon, as a friend saw my blue bucket bag and it went to a new home!"
"The two day course was a brilliant learning experience and so much fun. Bex is a great teacher and was really friendly and helpful. I made a backpack so gorgeous I can’t believe it, having never worked with leather before. I have already booked onto another course and am hoping to make a matching weekend bag. I would encourage anyone who likes the sound of it to book on, the machines are easy to use and Bex is right there to lend a hand if you get stuck. You’ll be amazed at what you can produce!"
"Both myself and my wife enjoyed our day course with Rebecca.
We each made our own belts.
The course was very enjoyable, we learned some new techniques and was guided in each step by Rebecca.
Very good value for money and we would be interested in taking part in another leather course with her in the future."
"This was another fantastic day. We are both fairly experienced sewers but not with working with leather. There were a number of us there all working on different projects and Rebecca skilfully supported each of us allowing us to work at our own pace and learn new skills, to create our beautiful handcrafted bags which have been much admired! Can’t wait to go back and make another one! Rebecca and Eleanor"
"We have done a number of 1 day courses with Bex and they are always excellent. Bex is a fantastic tutor, we have learnt so much from her. The day was loads of fun and we went away with two stunning bags. I made a teal messenger bag and my husband made a green canvas and brown leather duffle bag. I always gets plenty of comments about the bags I have made with Bex. Im going to book another 1 day course and make a foldover bag in pink leather. So many bags and so many beautiful leathers its hard to choose!"
"Wonderful all round! Bex was great - patient, kind and chilled...with a wealth of experience and a dedication to teaching (and to completing projects)!! The class was fun and informative, and I appreciated the high standard of attention to detail in the making and finishing of the bag. Although I am fairly experienced in certain types of leatherwork and hand finishing techniques, I had never approached such a large, detailed bag project and Bex helped me to produce a bag that was true to the design and I was very happy with! It even came in useful on my trip back home (all 5 hours of it! - but the course and the overall stay were well worth the long journey!). Thank you!"
"I attended the 1 day bag making course coming home with a beautiful pink & blue messenger bag thanks to the creative nurturing of Rebecca. It’s such a welcoming environment and great to see what the other students are making. I would highly recommend Rebecca’s workshops particularly if you have always wanted to make a lovely leather bag but don’t know where to start"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I had high expectations and they were exceeded. Rebecca is an inspirational teacher. I enjoyed learning all the techniques to make my bag, and also watching the techniques others used to make their bags. I keep looking at my bag and I can't believe I made it! Rebecca took us through each process step by step, so we could work at our own pace. I am planning to buy a handbag kit to try at home. I am also considering going back to learn pattern cutting. I can't recommend this course highly enough."
RJ Leather Sewing School responded:
" Thanks for your kind words Jane. You did such a brilliant job with your bag. You are a complete natural. Really hope to see you again. Feel free to get in touch anytime if you've got any further questions. Thanks. Bex x"
"This was a really enjoyable day. Though I have done some dressmaking this was my first time using leather. There were a number of us, but working on different projects, with Rebecca working between us, guiding us all the way. This enabled us to work at our own pace rather than feeling pressured or waiting for others. Relaxed, encouraging atmosphere with a fantastic keepsake at the end. Highly recommend."
"Stunning kit which arrived beautifully presented and with a true luxe feel. Thought the task would be challenging but worked slowly through it and totally proud of the end result. Showing off my new bag to everyone I see now!
FYI the kit doesn’t come with the tools needed to attach the rivets but I made do with a hammer and teatowel. They’re not perfect but just thought I’d let future buyers know. Eyeing up other kits to buy next and have already recommended to friends too."
"I did the 1-day leather bag course and can thoroughly recommend it. I loved it! Bex is a very patient teacher, breaking everything down into small steps, and before you know it you have an amazing leather bag. My friends and family can't believe I made it! I loved the course so much I have already signed up for the 3 day course!"
"So enjoyable, I love every minute and can’t wait to return.
Rebecca is a marvel; with an unending font of all knowledge and patience. I loved the bag I made (which my husband joked I must have bought), and it’s a testament to her skill, knowledge and experience that we all leave feeling proud with a stylish new item. She has given me the confidence to try projects at home and I can’t wait!
I’ll certainly return to her classes to advance my skills and knowledge."
"I have attended 5 one day bag making courses over the past 6 months and have another booked in November. Bex is such an amazing teacher, every time I go I learn new things and she has the patience of a saint. She has given me the confidence to make bags out of leather at home on both my domestic sewing machine and industrial sewing machine. The courses are always fun and enjoyable and a great way to spend a day off work, plus there are endless supply of choccie biscuits. :-) I highly recommend these courses."
"My husband and I attended the one day bag making course. He made the messenger bag and I made the tote. We had a really amazing day. It was such a fun thing to do. Bex is so patient and helpful. We were both new to sewing but with Bex’s expertise we both came home with a beautiful bag. I can’t wait to sign up to another course. I’ve had so many compliments about my bag."
"Loved this kit.
Great quality materials, beautiful touches, very clear instructions.
Loved the experience from start to finish.
Lovely communication from the start when I asked for advice on which colour fittings to match the purple leather.
RJ Leather Sewing School responded:
" Hi Ceri. Thanks for your kind words. Your bag looks brilliant. You have sewn it beautifully. Love the outfit you made to match. I look forward to hearing from you again. All the best. Rebecca xx"
"Just done our second course with Bex to make a Hobo Bag - yet again Brilliant!
Another immensely enjoyable day, Bex is so patient with us and her knowledge and tips make the bag look professional. Added to all that she kept us supplied with drinks and nibbles - she worked so hard.
Would highly recommend her courses to anyone even if you have never sewed before. Bex manages to instill confidence, even when you make mistakes and mess up her machines!
We're planning our next bag session as I type."
"I signed up for the 1 day Back Pack making course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tuition and knowledge Rebecca provides is first class. I have since signed up for 2 more courses and I am sure there will be more. The studio is nice and easy to find, all the materials you need are to hand and plenty of parking available. I can highly recommend Rebecca's courses, if you are thinking about signing up and are a little unsure I would definitely say, Go For It!"