Rebecca is such a patient teacher, explaining everything in an easy to understand way. I had a great morning making a wax cotton tote bag which I will definitely use a lot. We were given so much useful information from Rebecca so that we can source everything we need to make more. This workshop has inspired me to make another bag and I hope to register very soon for one of Rebecca's leather bag workshops. More...
I have just done Rebecca's two day leather handbag course, and am now the proud owner of a fantastic bag. The course was interesting, informative, educational and great fun. All the students got on well and shared their pleasure in their completed bags. Rebecca is a very patient teacher, explaining the processes of leather production, pattern making, cutting, and using industrial sewing machines. I would be very happy to recommend Rebecca and her courses to anyone. More...
Rebecca-Jane is such a good teacher - you leave her workshop with a finished bag! Really amazing!
An excellent tutor and a great place to make a bag
Great fun, really enjoyable. Took daughter and daughter-in-law too, neither have sewn before!
I loved the 2 day bag making course I did at the Rebecca Jane Sewing School. Bex is a brilliant, patient and kind teacher and I really love the bag I made. The workshop is relaxed and in a beautiful setting. I learned so much and am really keen to go back. More...
I had a private tuition day and I loved every minute of it!!
I learnt so much from the very talented Bex, she made the day better than I could have possibly hoped for. I am definitely going to book another course! More...
I have know Rebecca-Jane for a few years working on the same site and although I have not yet taken class I totally recommend taking one, she is one creative and knowledgeable lady. Anyone would be silly not to and you end up with a wonderful bag made by you. More...
I enrolled and completed the 3-day sewing course; A Fabulous course, informative, inspiring, creative, enlightening.! Totally, wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend RJ's school.! Excellent value for money. Rebecca is a patient, attentive listener and very skilled tutor. Thank you for the skills you've furnished me with Rebecca. Warmest, Irma A - Berkshire, England. More...
I really enjoyed this course, Rebecca was a brilliant Tutor explainining everything in as much detail as was required and answered all questions. The studio was a great workspace overlooking the water. I was extremely proud of my bag and feel confident to try making a leather bag at home. Thank you for giving me your time and patience. I have booked a second course!!! More...
Excelent teacher!! I loved the sewing workshop. totally recommended!!!
I attended RJ Sewing School this week and made a clutch bag and barbour bag. I can't recommend these classes enough. The school is in a great setting and Rebecca is just lovely, full of knowledge and very patient! The bags I created look so professional. I left feeling inspired and had lots of new skills to boot. It was a fantastic introduction into leather work for me and I'll definitely be back. More...
I have never made a bag in leather, only ever made a simple fabric tote.
I booked the 2 day course and with Rebecca teaching, help and patience, I manage to make a small back pack, learning new skills, although I still find zips difficult! Had a great time and would recommend to everyone More...
I have just completed the 2 day course and have come away with a fantastic bag! I am delighted and can’t wait to make more! Rebecca was amazing so talented, friendly, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her! More...
Learning with Rebecca was such a joy. I've had several poor experiences before this when it came to bag making (rushed experience, instructor cancelled last minute etc.) so I was a little apprehensive about signing myself up for a full 2-day course. But boy did I not regret it.
Under Rebecca's tutelage, I learnt so much about:
-principles of bag making
-how to avoid rookie mistakes
-how to experiment and be creative
-how to be precise in measuring and cutting (VERY important!!)
Rebecca was just an excellent teacher. She was concerned that we were all taking away something while having fun. It's a balance she got exactly right. Even while making bags on my own after the course, I find myself rethinking and applying what was taught by Rebecca.
Thanks so much, Rebecca, for being encouraging, and for being the kindest host/teacher. Thanks for going the extra mile, and for going out of your way to impart your VAST knowledge of bag making to all of us. More...
What an incredible day belt-making! Such a wonderful combination of relaxation and productivity - Rebecca is the perfect tutor and we were completely delighted with our finished products, not to mention astonished at what we could achieve in a day. Rebecca shared her amazing skills with generosity and patience, and has given us both a memorable day and lasting mementos… we can’t recommend her courses highly enough – don’t hesitate to book! More...
I had the greatest pleasure working with Rebecca two years ago, where she taught me and furthered my skills, I'm still making bags. I have just worked with Rebecca again at an advanced level. Amazing teacher has taught me so much I'm forever greatful for here knowledge and experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca if your a beginner or have experience and need to further your skills Rebecca will not disappoint. Rebecca is always at hand for advice. Great to spend time with you again most enjoyable I feel so much more confident and positive going forward. Thanks Pippa More...
I spent three very happy days on Rebecca’s 1-2-1. course. I had a really amazing time and still can’t quite believe I have two beautiful new bags one of which was made from scratch with my own design idea. Rebecca is an inspiring and brilliant teacher with lots of patience and I cannot wait to return and learn some more. More...
Never having worked with leather I took the plunge and booked onto one of Rebecca's courses. I've previously made fabric bags so this was the next step for me. When I arrived at her workshop, which is in a beautiful setting alongside water, I had no idea what to expect or how to design a bag from scratch. Rebecca walked us through the design process and the making of a bag pattern. Then she very carefully and patiently helped us to make our bags. I was a little nervous initially sewing on an industrial sewing machine, but Rebecca is so calm , patient and confident she made the whole experience fun. I am now the proud owner of my own designed leather bag.... I'm totally hooked on working with leather. The whole process is amazingly satisfying. Rebecca took time to help me source more leather and explained clearly how I could make a different bag at home, offering me any help should I require it. Rebecca is a lovely lady, very calm in her teaching and very helpful with any questions or techniques when asked. The pace of the day is relaxing , no one feels rushed and Rebecca takes time with each and everyone. I shall be returning to learn some more skills with Rebecca in the near future, her knowledge and skills are vast. Thank you Rebecca x More...
Fantastic handbags - my wife now has 3 or 4 and she loves them. Very high quality and great designs!!!!