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The Banda Bag-circle

This online class is for bag makers who have always wanted to work with leather but aren't sure where to start.

Class Calendars

  • Class Option 1

    • Friday, July 26 – Monday, August 5

  • Class Option 2

    • Friday, August 16 – Monday, August 26

  • Class Option 3

    • Friday, September 13 – Monday, September 23

Classes resume in January 2025 — Details to come​

Class 1 Schedule
Class 2 Schedule
Class 3 Schedule


Classes full?

Although an industrial sewing machine is not required, it is highly recommended. We have found that semi-industrial machines do quite well with our thinner leathers (Janome HD9 or Juki TL18), and some of the high-end Berninas sew through it with no problems at all (Bernina 500 series & above). Each student is required to know the capabilities of their sewing machine and only use materials their machine can handle.

No matter which machine you are using, a walking foot is essential for the success of your Banda Bag.

**Due to nonstandard box size, all leather kits will be shipped via UPS**

Leather Bag Making by Machine

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This summer, Simply Classic is hosting its first-ever online class! There will be three sessions to choose from; each has space for 15 students.


The class is mostly self-paced and designed to work with your schedule. It includes six pre-recorded video lessons that will be released over the course of 10 days, allowing you to pace yourself while learning proper technique. The course also includes three optional Zoom check-ins with Simply Classic founder, Chris Murphy.​



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Included in your class:

Lifetime access to your student portal with course video lessons, live Zoom recordings, classroom discussions, downloads, & more!

Class kit including leather, stiffeners, lining, hardware, glue, edge coat, edge paint, applicators, silver marking pen, & more!

An exclusive Simply Classic pattern that will never be released outside of this course.

Available Colors



with hair on hide

& nickel hardware

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with hair on hide

& nickel hardware

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with hair on hide

& nickel hardware

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with hair on hide

& bronze hardware

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with suede

& bronze hardware

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with suede

& bronze hardware

**kit colors have limited quantities and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis**

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