One day Bag making traditional leather workshop (tote bag / side bag)



About Workshop Our bag making workshop will take you through the steps of making a tote bag or a cross-body bag from start to finish. This workshop will provide you with the core skills to making a leather bag and the foundations for progressing to more advanced pieces. In this practical leather workshop, you will learn how to make your bag of choice using traditional handcrafting techniques with vegetable tanned leather. With a maximum of 1-4 students per course, everyone receives attentive tuition. A set of tools is provided along with a range of leathers, metal fittings and other materials needed. Patterns and workshop notes are provided for this specialist workshop, as well as a suppliers’ list for those wishing to continue to develop their range after the workshop. The workshop aims to cover: -Becoming competent at using many of the leather worker’s hand tools. -Learning how to saddle stitch with the aid of a saddler’s clam. -Understanding the process of preparing the leather for hand stitching. -Gaining a thorough understanding of the qualities and sections of the leather. -Mastering the technique of preparing a thread. -Learning to work from a paper pattern onto leather. -Maintenance and care of leather. -Developing a professional edge finishing technique. -Fitting and securing metal hardware. -Maintenance of saddlery tools. Running times: 11:00 AM – 18:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

What's included in the price?

-The workshop fees cover leather and basic materials. You are welcome to bring your own materials if you wish, but please consult with me prior to ensure that we have the right equipment for the task. Saddlery tools are provided for students to use. -Tea/coffee -Biscuits


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



KingsleyWalters Studio

with Craft Courses since 2019

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The Kingsley Walters brand was founded in 2015. Initially begun as a hobby - making small items for myself and friends - it soon turned into a business, as I began to receive bespoke orders by word of mouth. Making further investment in traditional saddlery tools, I have been able to create small capsule collections, as well as lead workshops on leather craftsmanship.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Easter
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Evenings
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Pet lovers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Christmas
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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