Description – Leather Satchel Course
The brand new Leather Satchel Course will teach you how to prepare, make and hand stitch a vegetable tanned, leather satchel in just two days! Similar in style to the traditional school satchel you’ll make a lightweight leather bag or rucksack which is designed to carry your tablet as well as other essentials.
You will be working from a choice of pre-prepared patterns and while you are here, you will learn how to cut leather, prepare, assemble and hand stitch together your satchel with traditional, waxed linen thread. You will also cut and fit billets, adjustable straps, an exterior pocket and learn how to create beautifully finished cut-edged seams. Although this is a ‘beginners+’ level course, complete beginners are very welcome so if that’s you, don’t be afraid to sign up!
All students will be encouraged to try their hand at tool sharpening and will have the opportunity to purchase a beginners toolkit if they’d like to continue making hand stitched leather items at home. Printed course notes are available for students, as well as information about how and where to source leather. Students are encouraged to ask questions and will benefit from general workshop conversation. Students of all levels and abilities will gain knowledge and enjoyment from attending this course.
With the support of two professional tutors, a small group of just six students and all the encouragement you’ll need, you will not only leave the course with your two-tone leather satchel fully completed, you will also leave with an enormous sense of achievement!
How much does it cost?
The course fee is £320.00 per person
You can book as an individual or as a small group – the perfect excuse for a ‘get-together!’ Please be assured; we never cancel courses – once you have booked we guarantee the course will run.
Tell me what’s included in the price:
There are no hidden extras! All leather and attachments required to make your leather satchel are included in the course fee. Two full days of professional leatherwork tuition with course notes and plenty of help and advice in sourcing leather and materials for you to continue leatherwork at home. A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cakes are provided too, so all you’ll need to bring along is yourself and a packed lunch.
This course is the next step up from our beginners level, Leather Bag Making Course but is also suitable for students who are new to leatherwork.
To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we have two tutors providing tuition to small groups of 6 only. Please contact us for suitability and more information.
Where is the course held?
Our Leather Satchel Course is held in a beautiful, converted 19th Century Welsh Chapel at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, West Wales…. Perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy the course.
How do I book a place on this course?
Simply click the Book Now button, fill in your details and we will be in touch very shortly with payment instructions, normally via cheque, BACS or Paypal…Book Now
Course dates are:
- JUL 2017 Sat 29th to Sun 30th
- SEP 2017 Sat 2nd to Sun 3rd
- SEP 2017 Sat 16th to Sun 17th
- NOV 2017 Sat 11th to Sun 12th
- JAN 2018 Sat 13th to Sun 14th
- MAR 2018 Sat 17th to Sun 18th
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This was a great course. The training you get, the technical know how, help and tips are top class. The people are very nice too !
Another brilliantly enjoyable course from Gaynor and her team. The workshop is well set out giving each person plenty of space to work with all the tools they need immediately to hand. The tuition is clear and responsive to the level and skill of each person. As always good humour is in plentiful supply too! I thoroughly recommend anyone thinking about doing a course - just go ahead and book! You will have a great time and produce something beautiful to be proud of. Thank you gals!
Fabulous weekend with a fabulous handbag at the end! What's not to like?I thought the whole course very instructive and has fired no end of enthusiasm for future projects.I've bought some books already and planning a trip to the Balls Pond Road to suss out leather.Many thanks to Gaynor, Elizabeth and Sian for being brilliant teachers and steering me,particularly, through some HANDBAGGY panics!Also loved your part of Wales-I'd never been before, and the accommodation at Plas Farmhousewas lovely.Hoping to see you all again in the future,Regards Alison Clark
Best course I have ever done and it got my imagination rocketing! My lovely satchel has already had lots of admirers and I will be booking another course next year. It was all extremely well explained and demonstrated too. I was also impressed with the accommodation which was recommended on the leather site and my only regret is that i didn't allow myself a spare day or two to see the local vacinity more as the area was stunning. Thank you Gaynor, Elizabeth and Sian for making everything so perfect.