2 Day In Person Handbag Making Course - Sixteen Bag Choices - £280 - 19-21/5/2023 (pick two dates from three)

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Bag Choice: Bucket Bag

Day: Fri + Sat

  • This is a great introduction to making high end leather bags. On this two-day course you will learn an array of professional bag making techniques.

 

  • You will learn about different leathers, stabilisers and cutting techniques for leather and fabric and will be able to take home your bag pattern

 

  • You will learn different edge finishes and different types of construction for handles, zips, hardware and pockets

 

  • You will use a range of tools and machinery including industrial sewing machines, rivet press, skiving machine and hand tools

 

  • Our courses run from 10:30 - 18:00 and have a maximum of 4 students per class. 

 

  • All materials are included in this course.  

     

    • No need to bring anything but your lovely selves, a packed lunch and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project.

     

    • We will have a half an hour lunch break during the day. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided but if you would rather bring your own then, of course you are more than welcome to. 

     

    Day 1

    • Choose leather, lining and hardware colours
    • Choose which bag you would like to make from 16 different patterns
    • Cut everything for your bag
    • Introduction to sewing on the industrial machines
    • Prepare panels for sewing
    • Construction of pockets

    Day 2 

    • Construction
    • Preparing all leather edges
    • Sewing panels
    • Using machinery and tools for finishing your bag to a professional standard

     

    The Bag Choices

     

    Bucket Bag

     

    Description: This is a gorgeous bucket bag that can be worn on your shoulder or cross body. It has a drawstring closure with eyelets. It features an outside zip pocket and inside patch pocket. It has a sturdy base and optional metal feet. You can add a detachable cross body bag strap.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 34cm x H 38cm x W 7cm - Handle drop 20cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Two-way Foldover Crossbody / Shopper

     

    Description: This is a versatile bag that can be used in two different ways, either opened up as a shopper or folded over as a cross body bag. It has a main entrance zip and secure outside zip pocket. The grab handles have optional woven leather construction.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 35cm x H 25cm x W 7cm - Handle drop 20cm, Cross body strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Gusseted Cross Body

     

    Description: Bang on trend, this is a very handy cross body bag. It's small but surprisingly roomy inside. It features piped edge detail. Inside you have a convenient zipped and patch pocket. Detachable crossbody strap that can be webbing, leather or hair on hide (in picture)

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 25cm x H 22cm x W 8cm - Strap length 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Laptop Bag

     

    Description: This is a padded laptop bag. The bag can be padded on the leather or the lining to support your laptop. It features an outside flapped pocket with a turn lock for your cables. The style of the pocket can be changed leaving the design to your taste. It has grab handles and a cross body strap. 

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 43cm x H 33cm x W 8cm - Handle drop 20cm Cross Body strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Panel Messenger

     

    Description: This is a fantastic unisex very spacious messenger bag. It has a front panel that can be a contrast to the main colour. It has the option of a sturdy or soft base and a deep inside patch and zip pocket. The main entrance to the bag is zipped so an all round very secure bag. It has grab handles and a cross body strap.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 45cm x H 35cm x W 9cm - Handle drop 20cm Cross Body strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Zipped Tote

     

    Description: This is a fantastic size leather tote. It has a nice sturdy base which is ideal for carrying laptops and heavy books. It has a handy zipped or patch outside pocket and a secure pocket inside. It has the option of a magnet or zipped main entrance depending on your preference. 

    LevelBeginner

    Dimensions : L 34cm x H 38cm x W 7cm - Handle drop 28cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Boxed Cross Body

     

    Description: This is a very handy sized boxy crossbody bag. It has a magnetic closure. The bag features a front pocket on the outside of the bag and a secure zip pocket on the back of the bag. You can add details to the main body or keep it classic and plain. The cross body strap can be webbing or leather.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 25cm x H 28cm x W 9cm - Cross Body strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    T Based Tote

     

    Description: This t-base tote is a classic design. It features a magnetic or zipped main entrance closure. You can choose a zipped or patch pocket for the front of the bag and a secure inside patch pocket. The bag has a wide sturdy base so great for carrying lots in it. The handles can be vegtan or chrome tanned. 

    LevelBeginners

    Dimensions : L 40cm x H 30cm x W 15cm - Handle drop 28cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Unisex Backpack

     

    Description: The unisex backpack a great must have for anyone. It features a gusseted front zipped pocket and the main entrance is also zipped. The shoulder straps can be padded for comfort, there is a convenient grab handle . Inside you can have a patch or zipped pocket. The sloped front panel is very stylish and makes this design stand out from most backpack designs. 

    LevelAdvanced

    Dimensions : L 32cm x H 42cm x W 13cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

    Duffel / Weekend Bag

     

    Description: If you choose this bag then you will need to book a weekend away to celebrate. It has been such a popular design. The bag features a secure base so you can really pack it out with all your clothes. It has a front patch pocket and inside zip pocket. The bag features folded shoulder straps that are really comfy and an optional detachable cross body strap.

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Dimensions : L 45cm x H 40cm x W 25cm - Handle drop 30cm Cross Body strap 80cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Messenger or Backpack

     

    Description: This is a great multifunctional unisex bag design, it can be a backpack or messenger with detachable webbing strap.The main body is fabric, you can chose on the day what colour and type of fabric, canvas or vintage looks fab. The bag main entrance has a zip. front pocket flap securing with sam browne studs.  Lots of handy spaces to store your things, front pockets and an inside patch pocket.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 40cm x H 45cm x W 12cm - Handle drop 20cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Flapped Cross Body Bag

     

    Description: We all know how handy a cross body bag can be. The concertina design means you can carry lots in this bag. It is very secure with a flap and turn lock main entrance. It features a secure inside zip pocket. Tabs at the side of the bag for detachable cross body strap.

    Level: Intermediate

    Dimensions : L 24cm x H 19cm x W 6cm - strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Saddle Bag

     

    Description: Another handy a cross body bag design in the collection. This is a structured bag. You can choose  the vintage fabric or leather side panel gusset on the first day of the course. It has a handy twist lock front closure. 2 patch pockets for your essentials. The flap has a grab handle and detachable cross body strap.

    Level: Advanced

    Dimensions : L 25cm x H 22cm x W 10cm - strap 115cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Hobo

     

    Description: It’s a really smart everyday bag that is not only really stylish it also fits a lot inside. it’s got a secure outside zip pocket and inside patch pocket for all your essentials. It features an unusual round bugatti shoulder handle and optional cross body strap.

    Level: Beginners

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

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

    Leather Tote

     

    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 zipped and patch pocket inside. It has a magnet closure. Short rounded bugatti grab handle and a detachable cross body strap.

    Level: Beginners

    Dimensions : L 34cm x H 38cm x W 7cm - Handle drop 20cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     


    Womens Backpack

     

    Description: This is a handy size leather backpack. It has a nice secure zip opening, and is quite wide so Ideal for carrying all your essentials for a day out! It also has a handy front zip pocket for quick access and an inside patch pocket. Grab handle and double straps.

    Level: Intermediate / Advanced. Experience of sewing is essential for this bag

    Dimensions : L 30cm x H 35cm x W 14cm  

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Clutch & Mobile Phone Case

    Two of our best selling courses combined

     

    Clutch

    Description: This is a fabulous introduction to working with leather. The clutch bag is a perfect size for an Ipad or evening bag. Inside patch pocket. It’s really versatile and a super handy size, you can choose to have it as a clutch bag with wristlet or attach a cross body strap.

    Level: Beginners

    Dimensions : L 30cm x H 20cm x W 1cm

     

    Mobile Phone Case

    Description: This is a fully customisable and unique mobile phone case with a card holder on the back. You can choose to have it as a phone case or attach a cross body strap.

    Level: Beginners

    Dimensions : L 11cm x H 20cm x W 1cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me”

     

     

     

    Unisex Duffel Bag

     

    Description: This duffel bag his perfect for a weekend away or a day shopping.  It has a nice secure zip opening. You have the option of choosing a canvas or leather body of the bag. The bag has a leather base to protect it from getting wet. It also has a handy front zip pocket for quick access and an inside patch pocket. The bag features shoulder straps and a detachable webbing cross body strap.

    Level: Intermediate 

    Dimensions : L 40cm x H 42cm x W 14cm

    * All designs come with a vegtan leather label to customise your design, emboss your name or special words. “Made with love by me” and a strap inside for your keys.

     

     

     

    Colour Choices

     

    Leather

     

    (L to R) Navy, Black, Purple, Dark Green, Taupe, Teal, Fuscia, Red, Tan

     

     

     

    Hardware

     

    Gold, Silver, Antique Brass

     

     

     

    Location

    RJ Leather Studio
    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 a 10 minute walk from Lancing train station.

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