Sew a Leather Clutch
Leather foldover clutches are a super hot trend this year, with some designer versions of this bag going for over $800 (yowza!). As clever crafters, we know you don't have to drop 800 clams to score a little leather bag--you can make one yourself in just a few hours!
Join us for this stellar workshop led by Brooklyn-based designer Joey Casey. In just three hours you'll learn the beginner basics of working with leather, and you'll leave with your new favorite clutch. Take your pick of several vibrant colors of supple leather, as well as metal zippers with colorful tapes, and a variety of patterned lining fabrics. You'll make a bag that's 100% you--with your choice of color combinations throughout.
In this workshop you'll learn:
- The beginner basics of sewing leather, with a focus on how it differs from fabric.
- How to select the right type of leather for home sewing.
- How to cut leather and sew basic seams on a machine.
- How to install a zipper.
- How to add a lining to your bag.
- How to install a magnetic snap.
Skill requirements: You do not need in-depth sewing knowledge for this class, but you should have familiarity with using a sewing machine.
Date: select date above
Time: select time above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company's NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $95 includes all materials (selection of colorful high-quality leather, zippers and lining fabric) and use of our BERNINA sewing machines
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Joey Casey is a fashion and textile designer and teacher based in New York City. After studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Joey went on to work for many young designer collections. His love of aiding small and up-and-coming designers allows him to apply his skills to many aspects of designing a collection. He has worked in design, production, pattern making, sample making, and most currently tailoring; he frequently teaches textile design and garment construction throughout New York.
Joey is also an avid knitter, working in both hand knitting and machine knitting. He has created pieces for commercial advertisements and art installations and has also worked with fashion brands to develop editorial knits, samples and small production.
His continued enthusiasm for fashion and textiles keeps every day full of exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!