Weekender Bag

duffel bag workshop

Come and make this fantastic fabric and leather weekend bag. This is ‘the’ perfect overnight bag. It has a sturdy base making it ideal for various weekend outfit changes or maybe all your gym gear. It also has a handy front patch pocket for quick access to your keys or phone.

Duffel dimensions : L 40cm x H 38cm x W 25cm     Handle drop 25cm

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.

 

 

Cost

£149.00

Date

03 Dec 2022
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What will we cover?

Key skills learned in this course:

  • How to use our duffel bag pattern template
  • How to cut outer fabric & lining.
  • Methods & techniques for preparing leather for sewing.
  • Which threads to use when sewing leather on domestic machines
  • Professional construction techniques and methods.
  • How to make a patch pocket.
  • How to attach a zip
  • How to assemble a overnight bag in stages
  • How to secure the sturdy base
  • How to sew the leather handle

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.

 

You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

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.

Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

Please bring your choice of fabric for the main body and lining – see requirements below – all leather parts for your bag are provided and will be cut out ready to be assembled.

 

You need to bring half a metre of 160cm wide medium weight fabric (e.g. denim or canvas) for the bag outer and the same size piece of fabric (e.g. quilt weight cotton) for the lining.

 

All leather, tools, bag making supplies and hardware are provided. You have a choice of leather colours; black, tan, dark green, navy, purple, taupe, bright red or teal. You will also have a choice of metal bag hardware of gold, silver or antique brass.

 

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.

What will I take home with me?

Your own Weekender Bag!

 

Duffel dimensions :

L 40cm x H 38cm x W 25cm    

Handle drop 25cm

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Tutor

Rebecca Eaton
Rebecca Eaton

Rebecca has been making and sewing since she was tiny. She has worked in Paris and London with numerous fashion houses, and taught on a fashion design course in Swindon. She also runs her own handbag label, launched in 2008, and has sold her work all round the world. We're thrilled to have Rebecca running our leather and bag making workshops.

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