Simple Purse Making

6 Day Class

In Alden’s School of Leather trades basic purse making class the students are taught the basic skills of making simple handbags. This leather workshop is six days and is limited to four students. Students will be guided through making a simple handbag. This course is great for the novice leather crafter to build basic leather crafting skills. It is also the perfect starting place to learn fundamental purse construction and design for someone who plans to start purse making as a hobby. During this class, the student will make a purse having the opportunity to choose from several basic purse designs, color choices, and embellishments.

  • Drawing patterns and designs
  • Sourcing materials and tools
  • Cutting and fabrication
  • Using an industrial sewing machine
  • Finishing your work

6 day class: Monday –Saturday

9am-5pm with 1 hour lunch.

Cost: $1,475.00

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The Purse Making Class far exceeded my wildest expectations!  I never dreamed I could make the two beautiful fringe purses I made during the class!  Tim is a leather-working genius, can make anything you could possibly imagine and an incredible teacher, explaining things in such a way that it’s very easy to learn.  He openly shared many “tricks” to working with leather that he’s learned over the years.  At the completion of the 6-day class, I left feeling 100% confident in my purse making abilities (a miracle)! Without a doubt, I highly recommend this class!
Yvonne Wolf