Online courses launching 29.09.22

2.5 Hr taster course - 6 small leather goods products to choose from

2.5 Hr taster course - 6 small leather goods products to choose from


We thought it would be fun to develop a few new designs that could be achieved in 2.5 hours each product. There is 6 products to choose from and can make 1 in 2.5 hours of choose 3 max in a day 7.5 hours.  Simply add to cart 1 ,2 or 3 products. You can always change your product choice on the day. 

Choose from:

  • I-pad mini case
  • Belt
  • Glasses case
  • Zipped pencil case
  • Mens card holder
  • Zipped purse with card holder 


Leather Colours

We have lots of colour options for you to choose from on the day, black, tan brown, dark green, navy, purple and taupe, bright red, nude, yellow, burgundy leather and hair on hide in polka dot print and a few foiled leathers.

The metal component choices are gold, silver or antique brass. 

We will provide all of the leather for this course so no need to bring anything unless you have any specific things that you would like to include in your design.

Key skills learned in this course

  •  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 stitching techniques
  • Possible ways to sew your products by hand, domestic or industrial sewing machines
  • Which threads to use
  • Professional construction techniques and methods.
  • Options of how to attach a zip, rivets, magnets, and buckles.

On the day:
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 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. 


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

Skiving machine

Rivet press

Eyelet press

Popper press

4 Janome domestic sewing machines


Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-18:00 weekdays and weekends. 
We now have a max capacity of 4 students. We have a large open plan 6m x 6m space that is very easy to have everyone social distanced apart. All machines have been set up 2m apart and demonstrations will be given to all students one at a time. I will wear a mask for close contact teaching but it is not compulsory for students to wear them as you will all be 2m apart. 

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. 

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 10 mins walk from Lancing train station.