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  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129
  • 1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129

RJ Leather Sewing School

1 Day Leather Tote Handbag Making Course - £129



Our first 1 day leather tote short course.

What you can expect from your course:
When you arrive you will be given a paper pattern of the tote handbag. You will then choose from black or brown leather to use to make your bag. We have a selection of different colour canvas linings & silver, antique brass and gold components to choose from. Everything else is provided and will be ready and prepared for you. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project.
Kit includes:
Leather, canvas lining, fusing, buckrum, 1 x magnetic clasp, rivets, leatherboard base.
What you’ll learn
* The tote bag pattern template
* Instructions on how to cut leather,  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
* Threads to use
*Professional construction techniques and methods.
*How to make a patch pocket
*How to attach a magnetic clasp
*How to assemble a shopper bag in stages
*How to secure the card base
*How to attach the leather handle with rivets
Dimensions : L 34cm x H 38cm x W 7cm     Handle drop 20cm
Previous students work
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery.
Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here. This course runs from 10.30am-5pm.
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. 
Capacity & Course times
Our classes are very small (max. 4 students per class) so there is plenty of one-to-one tuition. Courses tend to fill-up fast so if your requested course date is already fully booked we will be in touch to discuss alternative dates that suit you.

Tea (&herbal tea) and coffee and biscuits are is provided but please bring your own drinking water.

All classes run with a minimum of only 1 person so you can have peace of mind that once you have booked your place you know nothing will change.

There are a few shops, cafes and a pub in 5-10 minutes walk from the studio if you would like to buy lunch or please feel free to bring a packed lunch. We have 1/2 hour lunch break from 1pm-1.30pm. 

Echo 1, Maritime House, Basin Rd N, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1WR. Located right on the seafront near Hove lagoon, beautiful sea views from the studio. 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 or alternative FREE parking 5 minutes walk from the studio.If you arrive by train we can arrange for you to be collected free of charge from Hove or Portslade station.
Taster and 1 Day Courses Godalming, 10a Church St, GU7 1EH. Surrey
Loacted in a gorgeous shop owned by "I made this craft" just off the High street. There are a few paying car parks located about 5 minutes walk. If you are arriving by train, Godalming station is the closest and is in walking distance to the shop.

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