The Charlie Tote Bag Online Course

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About This Course

  • £49.99
  • 57 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content
  • Stop / Pause / Rewind and watch as many times as you want
  • Downloadable Pattern


Course Curriculum

 

Welcome! - Introduction


🎥 - Welcome! - Course Overview

📩 - What is included in Your Online Course + Kit - Process

🎥 - This is a video showing our Leather Colour Choices for your Bag Making Kit

📩 - Pick Your Leather & Hardware Colours for Your Bag Making Kit

📩 - Template Overview


Everything You'll Need


📩 - Template - Overview & Downloads

🎥 - Tools

🎥 - What Hardware You will Need

🎥 - What Leather, Lining & Stabilisers You Will Need

🎥 - Set Up Your machine Ready For sewing Leather


01 - Cutting the Bag


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Marking Your Handbag Template on to the Leather

🎥 - Checking Your Score Line

🎥 - Cutting out the Main Body, Pockets, Notches & Handles

🎥 - Cutting out the Fusing & Lining


02 - General Prep


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Marking Fusing Positions on Your Leather & ironing

🎥 - Gluing on the Pocket

🎥 - Scoring the Final Template onto Your Pocket & Cutting

🎥 - Gluing the Handle & trigger Hook Strap

🎥 - Scoring & Cutting the Final Handles

🎥 - Cutting and Prepping the Zip Frame & Fusing


03 - Polishing & Painting Your Leather


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Polishing the Raw Edge of the Leather

🎥 - Painting the Edge of the Leather


04 - Bag Construction: Pocket & Zip


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Sticking the Zip to the Leather

🎥 - Prepping the Inside Zip Pocket & Marking Patterns on the Lining

🎥 - Sewing the Main Entrance Leather Zip Gusset

🎥 - Sewing the Leather Zip Frame Pocket

🎥 - Pulling the Threads to the back and Hand Knotting them

🎥 - Cutting the Underneath of the Lining

🎥 - Sewing the Lower Zip Frame Edge

🎥 - Pull Thread to the Back and Prep the Pocket lining

🎥 - Sewing the 3 Final Edges of the Upper Zip Frame

🎥 - Prepping the Leather Pocket for Sewing & Marking the Rivet Pattern

🎥 - Sewing on the Pocket

🎥 - Closing off the Rivets


05 - Bag Construction: Seams & Sewing


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Prepping the Zip Gusset on to Front and Back Main Body

🎥 - Sewing the Zip Gusset on to the Front and Back Panel

🎥 - Prepping the Side Seams for Sewing

🎥 - Sewing the Side Seams

🎥 - Gluing the Side Seams Flat

🎥 - Prepping the Base for Sewing

🎥 - Sewing the Base

🎥 - Trimming the Corners & Gluing the Leather Board

🎥 - Prepping the Lining for Sewing

🎥 - Sewing the Lining

🎥 - Pessing/Gluing the Lining Side Seams & Prepping Top Edge of the Bag

🎥 - Sewing Top Edge of the Bag and Sew the Leather Strap


06 - Final Construction


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Turning the Bag

🎥 - Top Stitching the Inside Facing

🎥 - Gluing the Inside Facing

🎥 - Pressing the Seam Allowance & Sewing the Base


07 - Final Touches


🎥 - Chapter Overview

🎥 - Top Stitching the Shoulder Straps

🎥 - Adding the Trigger Hook

🎥 - Final Assembly!


All Finished!


🎥 - Thank You for Watching!


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use our RJ Leather Studio handbag templates
  • Learn about different stabilisers
  • How to prepare the leather for sewing
  • How to sew an internal leather zip frame pocket
  • How to sew a main zip closure
  • How to finish the raw edge of leather
  • How to add an internal key strap with clip
  • How to fully line a tote bag
  • How to attach a Leatherboard base to the bag
  • How to make leather straps and attach with rivets

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