1 Day Leather Hobo Handbag Making Course - £149 Beginners

1 Day Leather Hobo Handbag Making Course - £149 Beginners


 This is one of my favourite courses. The Hobo bag is a really cool design. It’s a really smart everyday bag that is not only really stylish it also fits a lot inside. it’s got a secure zip pocket and unusual round bugatti handle and interesting hardware. 

When you arrive all of the components for your bag will be cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project.

Leather & Hardware Colours

We have 8 colour options, black, tan brown, dark green, navy, purple and taupe, bright red or teal leather for this bucket bag. (see image of leather colours in this description, scroll down images)

The metal component choices are gold, silver or antique brass. During the checkout process please select which colour leather and component type you would like. 

We will provide you with a medium weight cotton lining or if you would like please bring your own lining. You will need half a metre of medium weight fabric.

Key skills learned in this course 

  • How to use our hobo bag pattern template
  • Instructions on how to cut leather, which tools to use, what to look out for
  • How to cut lining & fusing
  • Methods & techniques for preparing leather for sewing
  • Ways to finish edges of leather with lacquer paint
  • Possible ways to sew your bag on domestic or industrial sewing machines
  • Which threads to use
  • Professional construction techniques and methods
  • How to sew a zipped pocket
  • How to attach a magnetic clasp
  • How to assemble a hobo bag in stages
  • How to make a bugatti handle
  • How to attach the leather handle with rivets

Dimensions : L 34cm x H 34cm x W 10cm     Handle drop 20cm



You have the option to work with domestic or industrial sewing machines. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Tysew Sewing Machines and we have a number of different machines all fitted with servo motors which are’ slow speed motors so they are really easy to use and beginner friendly. 

It is totally possible to make this bag on a domestic sewing machine so if you are more comfortable using one of those it’s no problem at all!

However, we highly recommend you using our industrial machines on this course to really give your bag that professional look.

In our studio we have:

One flatbed lockstitch

Two flatbed walking feet

Two walking foot needle feed cylinder arm

Skiving machine

Rivet press

Eyelet press

Popper press

4 Janome domestic sewing machines


Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-17:30 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 but it is not compulsory for students to wear them as you will all be 2m apart. 

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.