4 Day Intensive - Design Your Own Bespoke Leather Handbag Course - Advanced - £649


Embark on a comprehensive four-day leather handbag making course, where you'll delve into the intricacies of crafting your unique bespoke handbag. Gain expertise in design, pattern drafting, professional leather cutting, and preparation techniques. Familiarize yourself with industrial sewing machines, building confidence and knowledge to produce high-end leather handbags.


  • Our courses run from 10:00 - 18:00 and have a maximum of 4 students per class.
  • All materials are included in this course.  Should you desire a more personalized touch, bring along approximately half a meter of full-width medium-weight fabric for your lining.
  • No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project.
  • Lunch is provided at a local cafe. 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.
This advanced course is tailored for individuals wanted to pusue their love of handbags to a professional level, with the possibilty of starting their own brand.
Prior experience of sewing and leatherwork is essential for this course.  Your experience with us will give you a solid foundation for creating high-end leather bags.
In advcance of the course starting we will ask you to research bags for inspiration and arrange a meeting with us to discuss your design. Bring images of bags you admire for inspiration and start sketching your design.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Explore leather types, handbag shapes, and construction. Design your bag, select materials, engage in pattern cutting, and refine as needed. Cut leather and linings.

Day 2: Prepare all components for assembly, practice on machines, and begin bag construction.

Day 3: Continue with bag construction.

Day 4: Finalize bag construction, assemble the strap, and add finishing touches.

Location: RJ Leather Studio,

Garden Studio - 49 West Way, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8LX.

Upon course booking, you'll receive an email with driving directions and public transport information. Free on-site parking is available, and we're approximately a 30-minute walk from Lancing train station.

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