Sew a bag with light leather and heavy weight fabric ✄✄

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

  • ✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques and tricky leather

Sew a bag with light leather and heavy weight fabric ✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 4 hour workshop

What You Will Learn

  • How to sew light leather on a sewing machine
  • What needles you need to use
  • Use a walking foot attachment and how to handle the tools to attach accessories

What You Get

  • A unique and utterly useful tote bag made by you
  • A copy of the pattern developed by Thread Den in partnership with Mina + Oli
  • Instructions to make it time and time again


You'll learn how to work with light leather, how to use a walking foot attachment, the needle requirements and how to handle the tools to attach accessories.

While we take you through all the basics you'll make a Mina + Oli exclusive tote design.

Plus the awesomness of walking away with a totally cool tote made by you!

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

Notes on Supplies: The easiest place to source leather is from op shops! Grab jackets and skirts, then will give them a new 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.

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