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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing

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Course Overview

Where did you get that bag? You can make it! Leather handbags are both durable and fashionable and need not have a fancy name brand to reflect your personal taste and preferences. Design and sew your very own handbags in this hands-on course with Molly Grant, who has been designing and sewing bags since she was 12 years old. Students will learn the basics of pattern making along with creative ways to make knots and straps. Learning the beginning steps of sewing on a portable industrial sewing machine, students can make up to three bags that will teach and build leatherworking skills: a small zippered bag, a "Molly bag" and a one-of-a-kind bag of their own design. Some sewing machine experience is helpful but not necessary.


Mon, Jun 17th, 2019  –  Thu, Jun 20th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $580.00
Materials fee: $200.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: includes materials for three projects


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • small sharp scissors
  • sketch book

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Molly Grant
Molly Grant
Deerfield, NH

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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing - 6/17/2019