NEW - 1 Day Leather Two-Way Foldover Tote/Cross Body Bag Making Course - £149
NEW - 1 Day Leather Two-Way Foldover Tote/Cross Body Bag Making Course
This is a brilliant bag that can be used two-ways, either as a tote bag or folded over as a cross body bag, perfect for our busy lives. It has a 2 zip pockets, one on the inside and one on the outside for quick access. Super cute detail on the handles and a long vegtan leather cross-body strap with buckle adjustment.
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 heavy canvas lining but if you would like to make your bag more bespoke please feel free to bring along your own lining. You will need around half a metre of 160cm wide medium weight fabric lining.
Key skills learned in this course
- How to read a a tote/crossbody 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.
- Different handle techniques
- Possible ways to sew your bag on domestic or industrial sewing machines
- Which threads to use
- Professional construction techniques and methods.
- How to make a zip pocket
- How to attach a magnetic clasp
- How to attach the leather handles and close rivets
Dimensions : L 34cm x H 38cm x W 7cm 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!
We highly recommend you using our industrial machines in 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
4 Janome domestic sewing machines
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.