Leather fold-over cross-body bag


During the course of this workshop you will make your very own gorgeous leather zipped fold over cross body/shopper bag from scratch using a normal domestic sewing machine. You will have a choice of navy blue, brown, black, dark green, heather grey, purple or red leather and hardware can be silver, antique brass or gold. 

Working with leather is very different to fabric and during this one day workshop you will learn an extensive range of techniques, tips and tricks. As well as learning how to construct a bag with base and zip pocket, skills transferable to fabric, you will spend the day learning all about working with leather. From cutting, bonding stabilisers and stitching leather to using hardware such as rivets and zips. You will also learn how to burnish the raw edge of leather, a lovely finishing technique.

All leather, tools, bag making suppplies and hardware are provided. However to make your bag your own you are required to bring along a piece of fabric for the lining. This should be a medium to light weight fabric would be ideal. You will need half a metre.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to learn to sew with leather but you must be able to already use a sewing machine. If you are bringing your own machine please note that we will be using teflon feet. We will have a supply of universal snap on feet but please check if you machine needs a specific type of foot. One of our machines can be used if there are any issues.

Finished bag size is folded over L 30cm x H 20cm x W7 cm, as shopper H 31cm with a handle drop of 10cm. (an optional thick leather long cross body handle can be added if required)

This workshop is being led by Rebecca from RJ Leather Studio

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. 

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