Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

Choose from shabby chic, military Leather, and more

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STUDENTS

1 - 4

PRICE

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Description


Make your very own versatile Tote Bag from a selection of premium grade Italian leathers, soft Seville, Shabby Chic, distressed leather, or Military- firm, more rigid.

You'll get expert guidance and throughout your workshop you'll be cutting your leather, marking out & chisel punching out all your stitching holes, setting hardware, waxing threads, making your straps, burnishing edges and finally bringing it all together by hand stitching using a traditional leather Saddle Stitch, a thread with a needle at each end.
The approximate dimensions are up to 38cms wide x 35cms tall (as seen in photo), or 40cms wide x 30cms tall for a wider bag shape. You can of course make your Tote bag smaller if preferred.

You'll be given a demo of the making processes, and encouraged to practice on leather off-cuts.

Note that this is a very busy and full day of making requiring lots of concentration at each stage of creating your very own unique bag. If you've not worked with leather before or have no other transferable craft skills we suggest that for you to get the most from this bag workshop, that you take one of our shorter workshops to build up your familiarisation and skills base.


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Location




Redfern, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Teacher

Victoria White
Victoria White
(Gems Rocks Bling)

27 years Jewellery design experience

4.9   (9)


I am Victoria White, a one-woman dynamo/mad scientist/designer, & maker of crafts.

Coming from an Art History background, my love for art, the history of man, and pretty shiny things came together while being pregnant with my daughter and working for the Museum of African American Art in Florida. I fell in love with African trade beads. They were historical in context, heavy with human drama, an artefact, an antique, pretty, and were relatively cheap. Pairing the few trade beads I had with semi-precious stones and sterling silver wire, I began to make my first wrapped earrings for fun. It was very therapeutic and relaxing until my husband at the time saw the box of earrings I had made, took them to work, and presented me with a box of money that afternoon, after having sold them all to his work colleagues! And that is how all this madness began. That was a bit over 25 years ago. And here we are now.

I am not your typical jeweller. I aim for grand pieces with fabulous stones, thus the term rockstar. The rocks I deal with are sparkly and precious. I own and manage Gems, Rocks, Bling in Sydney, working from my Surry Hills studio. I specialise in bespoke one of a kind pieces featuring precious stones & metals. I also facilitate jewellery classes for groups and individuals.

My first love is of course jewels, but leather is a close second. I revel in the feel of beautiful buttery leather and discovered I loved creating items from it when I decided to make and design packaging for my jewellery.


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