Make a leather tote bag

DATE:  2018 Dates:

Tuesday 6th March – FULL

Wednesday 14th March – 2 places available 

Spend a day – a busy, full day! – making a leather (or suede) tote bag as in the main photo. Mine is made out of emerald green and black suede, but you can make it out of any colour/s leather or suede – see extra photos below.

This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners – you need to be fairly experienced, especially in feeding fabrics through your machine, and to have had some experience sewing with/handing heavier weight fabrics such as denim. You also need to have a bit of patience, and an understanding that working with leather cannot be rushed! I’ve designed a straightforward total bag, with a lining and internal zipped pocket – especially for people who’ve never sewn leather before. The straps/handles are made from webbing because they can use a fair amount of leather, which isn’t cost-effective. The two extra photos below are slightly different from the design you’ll be making, but they are similar and will give you a good idea of how different colours (and suede/leather) work together.


TIMES:  10am – 5pm 

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided, but you’ll need to bring your own lunch.

COST: €60

SEWING MACHINES: Please bring your own sewing machine for this workshop.

MATERIALS: If you decide to book, I’ll explain fully what materials you need to bring. You will need to buy a pack of LEATHER needles for your sewing machine, and a TEFLON coated presser foot  – I will explain more if you’re interested.