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Bag making courses, workshops and classes. Learn how to craft your own bespoke tote, satchel, rucksack, messenger or hand bag!

£250
Lancashire - Next course on 26th January 2019
As featured in The Guardian, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 23rd January 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 27th March 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£85
Bristol - Next course on 12th February 2019
Make your own small shoulder bag from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of Italian vegetable tanned leather and to emboss it with your name or other words to personalise it. The bags are small shoulder style bags, made from hard vegetable tanned leather and are unlined. You can also make stitchless small leathergoods -...
£90
Greater London - Next course on 25th January 2019
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Clutch Bag or small tablet device case/sleeve (iPad etc). Not suitable for laptops, being too thick and large. Having worked in the industry for over ten years.... Our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with some or no experience of working with, and Saddle...
£145
Greater London - Next course on 26th January 2019
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Crossbody Bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. On our Workshops we don't operate with pre-cut bag templates, but we do have suggested largest sizes for each style of bag and this is solely to ensure you will have enough time on your workshop day to actually complete all the preparation, saddle stitching...
£150
Surrey
Come along and make a complete leather bag in one day! On the course you will learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for the right type of bag. Choose from either a tote bag or fold over clutch bag design. You will also learn how to insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket as well as how to make and attach handles.  If time allows, you may...
£145
Greater London - Next course on 26th January 2019
Our Leather Craft Workshop Days are designed to be all about You…. getting hands on and making your very own Classic Tote Bag from a selection of our premium grade leathers. For our Tote Bag workshop we're also adding a growing colour range of Suede Leathers in a good weight so your bag can remain unlined so you get a great look and feel on the inside and out. On our Workshops we don't operate...
£120
Herefordshire - Next course on 2nd February 2019
This course is suitable for beginners but is also a great follow up for students who have already attended one of our shorter courses. The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly learning and practicing how to hand stitch leather. You will learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing. Following this everyone will make one small unlined saddle...