How to make a clutch bag

Here's how to make a bag on our one-day clutch bag workshop.
Susie bought Sonia a gift voucher for her birthday. 
Here is the story of their clutch sewing workshop!

Using leather and drawings to design a clutch bag

Designs have been drawn, (reclaimed) leathers have been selected and we are ready for cutting.

Using a pattern to cut the leather

Two sides, cut, glued and ready for the sewing machine.

Handbag sides cut and ready to sew

Susie choosing hair-on recycled leather for a hand strap.

deciding design features

Tools in handbag construction

Susie using studs to fix the hand strap before sewing up her clutch.
Sonia's zip sewn in nice and straight.

how to insert a zip

sewing gussets into handbags

Perfectly neat corners!

How to finish leather edges

Finishing details - a nice red contrast on a yellow wristlet.

Susie's beautiful finished clutch.

design a bag course

Sonia's finished handbag - its a beaut!

bag workshop

Two unique and striking designs, all made using reclaimed leather.