Online courses launching 29.09.22

NEW 4.5 Hour Fold Over Cross Body Leather Bag Course - £70

NEW 4.5 Hour Fold Over Cross Body Leather Bag Course - £70


New for 2019!

This is a really fun bag to make. It’s a really good introduction to learning techniques of how to panel leather. It is a really great size for carrying all of your essentials and it is a cross body bag so it is great for us busy ladies who needs their hands free.  

On this course almost everything is pre prepared for you so we will have cut all the leather, lining and stabilisers ready for you to be shown how to assemble it. The one thing you will learn how to cut is the accent fabric or leather panels for the bag. Please bring a camera & notepad to document your project.


Key skills learned in this course

  • How to prep leather & lining
  • How to sew leather
  • How to assemble a folded over bag with magnet closure
  • How to attach a trigger hook to a strap and close off rivets.
  • How to fully line a bag
  • How to attach stabilisers
  • How to sew and attach leather panels



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!

In our studio we have:

One flatbed lockstitch

Two flatbed walking feet

Two walking foot needle feed cylinder arm

Skiving machine

Rivet press

Eyelet press

Popper press

4 Janome domestic sewing machines


Previous students work
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery.
Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here. All our courses are run in parallel, so you may be making something different to other students on the day. 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. 5 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.
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.
We will have a half lunch break together and lunch will be provided for you. We will have a selection of bread cheese, ham, and salad. If you have any specific dietary requirements we recommend bringing some lunch. Coffee, tea’s and a few snacks are provided to keep up our energy throughout the day. Please bring some drinking water.
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. If you arrive by train it takes roughly 10 minutes to walk from the station to the studio. There is free parking on site.