St Leonards offers you an exciting taste of the Seaside HQ studio experience - come join us for a 1 day workshop in leather craft.

The workshop takes place over 1 day, from 10 til 6pm in the studio area of the St Leonards Modern Goods store at 70 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea.

This workshop takes you gently through all the stages necessary to make a saddlery leather bag pouch called the Little Alfred. Ideal as a coin purse for men which can be held in the hand, worn on a belt or slung across the body  as a mini-bag for women, the Little Alfred makes the perfect starter project. Using a beautiful full grain waxy Italian saddlery leather, you'll be taught how to trace around a pattern, mark out all your notches, punch holes, cut the leather panels out with a knife, rivet studs in place, fix a press stud and stitch the pieces together using an Adler industrial walking foot machine.

Class numbers: 2- 4 people.

Restrictions: There must be at least 2 bookings made for the class to go ahead.

Accessibility:There are steps to access the studio. Some of the time is spent standing at a cutting table.You will need to be able to sit at a sewing machine.

Age: Due to the industrial powered equipment and tools, you must be 18 years old or over if you're a novice to sewing using a sewing machine. If you're younger than 18 but have had lots of experience using a domestic sewing machine, by all means get in touch and St Leonards can chat through the safety issues with you and see if you can attend.

Ability: This course and product has been designed to suit all abilities. If you're a complete novice you'll be able to take a Little Alfred home and be pretty pleased with the results. It might be a little wobbly and rough around the edges but it's going to be lovely to use and will become a treasured seaside souvenir - much better than a fridge magnet! And if you've worked with leather before and can handle a domestic sewing machine your results should be just as pleasing and a little more refined.You'll be smug and beaming with pride.


Since the shop's opening the workshops now need to be held on a Monday as this is the quietest retail day.

*If Monday is no good then a Saturday can be made available. Please get in touch with "K" and she'll do her best to get someone else to cover the shop. Because of this, there's an additional charge of £45 per person to go towards the extra staffing costs this will incur.

Get in touch using the email : mail@stleonardsonline.com or by calling K on: 07792991949

Booking and Payment: Workshops are booked through the website and are non-refundable. You will be sent a confirmation email with travel instructions and other important information about the day. Please read them thoroughly and sign the document and email it back to confirm your place.

Non-attendance: If you can't make it to the workshop due to illness please contact St Leonards to carry it over to another date that's more suitable, or donate it to a friend to take your place.


Get in touch using the email : mail@stleonardsonline.com or by calling K on: 07792991949