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LEATHEu06v Leather Sewing Skills

Leather Sewing Skills Short Course

Course description

This is a great introduction into the leather accessories making process and will help you develop essential sewing skills. To start, you will learn how to identify different types of sewing machines both industrial and domestic and have an understanding of what each type of machine is used for. You will understand the threading sequence and bobbin winding methods for each machine. You will then progress to learning a range of stitch techniques.

By the end of the five days you will have made a pack of stitch samples and be confident in using a range of sewing machines. You will also create a fabric bag to keep all your samples in.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

Part 1:

  • Threading of a cylinder arm machine, a post machine and a flatbed machine
  • Know the difference, benefits and limitations of all of the above 
  • Look at and use different feet and their uses
  • Understand thread types and needle sizes 
  • Be able to trouble shoot and correct common machine faults 
  • Understand machine maintenance and ways to avoid major faults occurring 

Part 2:

  • Learn a range of seam types and edge finishes for all styles of bag 
  • A range of decorative stitch techniques including Zig Zag and binding and piping 
  • How to stitch a ‘T’ Base bag 


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Pens
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Notebook
  • Small sharp scissors

Meet the Tutor:

This is a great introduction into the leather accessories making process and will help you develop essential sewing skills.

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