"The Charlie" Leather Tote - PDF Pattern & Full Colour Brochure

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Description: This is a fantastic size leather tote bag. It has a nice sturdy base which is Ideal for carrying laptops, heavy books! It also has a handy front patch pocket for quick access for your daily essentials. All pattern pieces have a 1cm seam allowance already added


Level: Beginners


Dimensions: L 38cm x H34cm x W 7cm - Handle drop 20cm


What's Included: 5 x PDF downloads of the patterns and the A5 full colour written and photographic brochure
    Suggested Materials

    • Leather - 8 square ft of lightweight leather no more than 1mm thick
    • Heavy weight iron on fusing - 1 metre
    • Buckrum - 4 cm x 60cm strip
    • Medium to heavyweight lining - 0.5 metre
    • Double capped rivets x 8
    • The stiffener for the base - leather board or card
    Suggested Tools

    • I have designed all our patterns in a way that makes them achievable on domestic home sewing machines.
    • You will need a few specific things to sew leather, a Teflon foot, roller foot or walking foot & a zipper foot.
    • Leather point needles size 110/18, nylon bonded thread size m60 or polyester thread.
    • Scissors, rotary cutter, pliers, hole punch, rubber mallet, copydex glue, rivet setting tool, awl to score leather or a gel pen, burnishing agent called tragacanth gum, plastic or metal ruler, cutting mat, iron and a small screwdriver for the tassel holder.



    You are welcome to sell your creations made from our patterns at markets, shops or on your online store. However, we ask you to promote our company name alongside yours, “handbag made by x-designer, created from a 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.

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