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Leather Tote Bag Workshop ✄

Sew light leather on a domestic sewing machine


Next Available: Tue, 04 May 6:00PM (AEST) (1 more date)
4 hours
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Description

In this four hour workshop, you'll learn how to use a domestic sewing machine (just like you have at home) to work with light leather. This bag design can be made tall or short and features leather, a contrasting fabric, full lining and strapping handles.  Students will learn to use a walking foot attachment, select the right needle and how to handle the tools to attach metal bag accessories.

The larger photographed bag is made from a yellow vinyl and medium weight woven fabric as the contrast.  The smaller bag is made from soft light-weight blue leather and a leather suede in darker blue.  Both bags have natural coloured woven straps.

Notes on your supplies: 

The easiest place to source leather is from op shops! Grab jackets and skirts, then give them a new lease on life. This is a great sustainable way to reuse material that has a long durable life (but often is in the daggiest of garments - HELLO the 80s!!!)

The Fabric Store on Brunswick Street has a great range of leather in brilliant colours.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • How to sew light leather on a domestic sewing machine
  • What needles to select
  • Use a walking foot attachment and how to handle the tools to attach accessories
What you will get
  • A unique tote bag made by you
  • A copy of the pattern
  • Instructions to make it time and time again
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 1 metre of a woven light to medium weight cotton for the bag lining
  • Natural woven strapping will be supplied for your handles
  • 1 metre or enough to piece together two pieces of 40cm x 50cm soft light leather or a medium to heavy weight woven fabric.
  • 0.5 metres of medium weight woven fabric for the outside of your bag
  • Hardware for securing handles is supplied
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

✄ Budding Sewing Enthusiasts: You've been dipping your toes into the seductive world of sewing by making accessories and homewares from stable woven fabrics. Threading your sewing machine is getting familiar (maybe you are still double checking a couple of things in the manual). Sewing at seam allowance isn't a foreign concept. You have followed basic patterns and instructions. Terms like grainline and selvedge are not unfamiliar to you.


Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Amanda

03 December 2019 • Leather Tote Bag Workshop ✄

Tote bag workshop was really fantastic. It was great to see it all come together and the final result was just fantastic. What’s even better is all the positive feedback on my finished bag! I love it - thanks Danielle for hosting..

Kim

08 September 2017 • Leather Tote Bag Workshop ✄

This class was lots of fun. I loved that after the one class I walked away with a cute new bag. I wasn't able to find any leather in time but the faux leather I had worked perfectly. The class was effect for all of us there and everyone moved at a pace that was right to them. Laura did a fantastic job educating us on the leather, how to treat it right and guide us through the steps to make our own bag. I love mine thanks!

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