You will learn the techniques involved in sewing handbags by producing your own leather bag.
The course includes:
-Choosing the style -Selecting leathers -Cutting leather accurately -Using leather tools -Using an industrial sewing machine -Fitting hardware -Making handles You may choose to add personal touch like pressing your name somewhere on your bag.
This course is suitable for total beginners. Bag making is hard and intricate work, but totally satisfying. When you make your own bag, you love it more and loved bags last longer!
Bag making is hard work so we will need to keep our energy up! Please bring some food to bring with you or be prepared for a quick lunch from a local shop or cafe. Drinks and a snack are included in the price.
Love and Salvage is trying to plug a gap - creating durable fashion accessories from waste materials and teaching others the skills to do the same!
Working with leather and bag and shoe making is easy. The workshops demystify techniques so that students leave with the knowledge to approach their own more complex projects.
We work with local furniture businesses collecting their waste leathers and fabrics to turn into accessories. So students have a huge range of trendy colours and textures to choose from. All abilities are supported in small classes in the designers own home.