DIY Bag Kit Leather Rucksack / Backpack to make at home



DIY Bag Kit Leather Rucksack/ Backpack. No specialist tools or experience required. A Leather Bag Kit to Make at Home! This DIY Bag Kit is a step up from the other bags in the range. It is suitable for all, though it is more challenging and takes longer to craft. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including application of wax and edge finishing, screw rivets, hand stitching on leather and bag construction. This is a perfect introductory project to start your journey into Leather work and bag making as you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work and create a bag to be proud of. This is the perfect pack to keep you busy crafting at home when you are looking for a new hobby. In order to complete your bag you will need to follow the step-by-step instructions included in the pack. There will be pre-cut leather pieces which require you to finish with a wax included in the pack. You will rivet and sew the leather to complete the bag. It is great if you have a small screw driver to hand to tighten the rivets. Although the pack is pre-prepared and work has been completed for you, do not fear as there is still plenty of work and learning for you to do. The bag has a flap and buckle closure and two adjustable back straps. It is a raw edge construction to give a rustic look but completed in a buttery soft vegetable tanned leather which results in a supple but structured piece. The bag is unlined but the size ensures the perfect space for all essentials. The dimensions of the backpack/ rucksack are H:250mm x H:350mm x D:150mm and it will be the same construction as the bag in the photos featured. A drawstring top and flap closure with buckle. Straps are adjustable with buckles. There are NO ADDITIONAL COSTS. All leather, hardware and products will be included in the kit. There is a selection of leather and hardware colours for you to choose from but if you require a bespoke colour please get in touch as we may be able to help.

What's included in the price?

The kit contains: 1. Pre-cut and pre-punched leather pieces ready to use (A variety of leather colours to choose from) 2. A pot of homemade wax and a soft cloth 3. Metal hardware of your choice 4. Needle and thread 5. Unique 'Made by' card 6. Instruction booklet 7. Video Link to instruction video

What you will need

You will need: 1. Small flat head screw driver 2. Scissors


8 hours



Hands of Tym

with Craft Courses since 2018

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During training at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion in 2010 I learnt how to design, make and manufacture bags professionally. Following a varied career in Accessories design and development across many roles and international brands I set up Hands of Tym in 2016. The courses I offer are suitable for all, from experienced to total novice. Come along to learn something new, and design and make your own leather bag in a day.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
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