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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing

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: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $580.00
Includes materials fee of $200.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: includes materials for three projects

Required Tools

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.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.