Leather Tote Bag Workshop


Class Date:

Saturday June 10th, 2017 :: 2 - 6pm

Class Description: In this four hour class you will hand-make a leather shopping tote from a pre-designed/pre-sized template. You will be able to customize your handle length and color, and you will be doing all of the pattern cutting, seam hand-stitching and assembly.

What you will learn: You'll be learning hand-stitching techniques by sewing up the sides of your tote bag with strong nylon chord. You'll also learn how to trace a  leather pattern, cut leather with special cutting tools, hand-punch stitching holes, and install your leather handles with metal rivets. 

*Choose Leather Colors: Once you sign up for your the class you will need to make a decision as to what color combination you will be making. We will then order your leather and make sure its ready for you in class. The color combos are as follows... for reference, please see the photo swatches. During the "check out" process, please fill out and type into the "Special Instructions" field, the color of handle and tote body you would like to construct. 

**Note: You will not be able to later change the tote body color because our leather will be pre-ordered for each student. The focus on this class is on the individual handcraft techniques, not the overall bag design.

Handle Color Options:  Brown, Black, or Natural 

Tote Body Color Options: Tan or Black 

Price:  $265  (includes all tools and materials - CA taxes are paid during checkout.

Class location:  117 West De La Guerra St Unit C, Santa Barbara CA  93101 (map)

Safety Rules:

*Children 14 and under need an adult present and everyone is required to purchase a ticket.

*Wear appropriate clothing and shoes - closed-toe shoes, NO SANDALS. 

*No drinking. We are operating dangerous tools.

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds are credited in full, ONLY if requested 4 days before class time. Any cancellation request within four days of the class start CANNOT be returned due to the demand of these classes. "No shows", and cancellations cannot be traded for future classes.

Waiting List: 

Our classes fill up quickly. To join the waiting mailing list, please send an email to info@makesmith.com with the date of your request. We will pool you into a group with other requests. Once a spot opens we will email the entire group, in a up-for-grabs, first to respond format.