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Leather Tote Bag Workshop ✄✄

Sew light leather on a domestic sewing machine


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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 a soft light-weight blue leather and a leather suede in darker blue.  Both bags have natural coloured woven straps.

A 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 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

✄ Perfect for students who have completed our Sewing Basics Course and want to learn several new techniques and skills


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Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.


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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunding Your Booking

  • 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.

Cancelling Your Booking

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original 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) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Effective 26 May 2020

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/




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Terms & Conditions

If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With 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.

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.

Cancelling Your Booking 

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original 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) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Medical Events

  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or copy of a COVID-19 testing referral you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • 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.
  • 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!