Monday, November 20, 2017
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New! Summer 2018 Five Day Workshop

The Classic French Quilted Handbag


The Classic French Quilted Handbag has become a recognized status symbol since its inception in 1955. During this workshop leather expert Kathryn Brenne will help you construct your own version of this handbag while learning techniques of working with leather.

Kathryn has designed a handbag pattern in three popular sizes. Students will learn how to:

  • Quilt leather
  • Construct a handbag with inner support
  • Add a leather lining complete with zipper pocket
  • Set hardware
  • make a chain handle
  • make a tassel accessory Participants can choose from three colours: black, red/burgundy or classic nude with gold or silver hardware.

All supplies to make one Classic French Quilted Handbag are included in the workshop.

Supplies include:

  • Kathryn Brenne Original pattern for all three sizes of handbag
  • leather
  • interlining
  • leather/suede lining
  • thread
  • zipper for lining
  • hardware from NY
  • chain handle
  • Project booklet complete with instructions and process photos

Classes will run from 9am to 5 pm daily with breaks and lunch included in the tuition.

Kathryn Brenne is available for private tuition!

If you or a group of friends would like to schedule an event at The Academy or another location please contact for rates and availability.

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