1 Day Leathercraft courses

Rebecca Jane is a true artisan she has worked for many designers, including Givenchy, Stuart Vevers, Luella, Robert Cary Williams and Paul Seville. Her experience of working in these different design houses gave her the insight into how to run a fashion label.

In 2008 Rebecca combined this knowledge with her passion for eco design and Rebecca-Jane own handbag range was born. The label was sold worldwide in boutiques, departments stores and markets. Clocking up a staggering 5000 bags being sold and creating them all in-house at the RJ headquarters. Rebecca comes from a creatives family she has a broad knowledge of making and designing and specialises in handbag design. 

Rebecca has taught at different colleges and universities throughout her career and in January 2013 decided to start the RJ Leather Sewing School specialising in courses for in Handbag design and making. Her courses are set out for complete beginners to experienced sewers and designers. The course focus on soft turned leather bags all made on domestic or industrial sewing machines.

We run weekly course from our head office studio in Lancing near Brighton and POP-UP courses at "I Made This Craft" in Godalming and "Made & Making" in Hassocks Garden Centre. 

Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course run weekdays and weekends. 
We now have a max capacity of 4 students. We have a large open plan 6m x 6m space that is very easy to have everyone social distanced apart. All machines have been set up 2m apart and demonstrations will be given to all students one at a time. I will wear a mask for close contact teaching and it is compulsory for students to wear them for the duration of the course. 

Once you have viewed the timetable and decided which date(s) you would like to attend please click “add to cart” on the course page. During the checkout please write in the dates. 

On the day:
We will have a half an hour lunch break together so please bring lunch and snacks. Before Covid 19 I used to provide lunch and snacks but for now I have been advised for people to bring their own, which I am sad about as I loved providing this.  Coffee / tea will also be provided but if you would rather bring your own then, of course, are more than welcome. 
Unit 7, Suite1, 44 Chartwell Road Lancing Business Centre, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UE. Once you have booked the course you will receive an email with driving directions and public transport info. There is limited FREE parking on site and we are around 10 mins walk from Lancing train station.
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