Intro to Leather Sewing Workshop

Introduction to Leather Sewing
Learn to sew a leather tote bag using your domestic sewing machine!


Instructor: Nelusha McDonald

Duration: 1 day, 10AM-3PM

Skill Level: Intermediate - students must  know how to operate their sewing machine and bring in their own domestic machine + walking foot

Cost of Class: $50, plus supplies

Course Code: 18-100202

Students will learn the basics of leather bag construction, leather selection, and pattern making, as well as how to install hardware, pockets & straps.

Course fee includes:

  • rubber cement, and tools provided for use in class.

Students must bring:

  • Domestic sewing machine with walking foot
  • Walking foot compatible with your machine
  • Binder clips
  • Pen/pencil
  • Sharp scissors

Required supplies - approximate cost $120 -  available for purchase in store

  • Domestic leather needles size 16
  • Leather sewing machine thread
  • Metal ruler or Olfa ruler
  • Tote bag kit – includes pre-cut leather(non-refundable), rivets and strap keepers


About Nelusha!

I am an indie handbag designer. While I am formally trained in couture construction, my adventures in design are all about playing outside the rules. Every day I discover that with every new skill we have the courage to explore and develop, we grow to heights we couldn’t imagine we are capable of. Leather working is a perfect example of such a gift – one which I am so happy to share!

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