DIY Bag Kit Leather Rucksack / Backpack to make at home

The front of the DIY backpack with buckle and flap closure


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


Georgie Tym at Hands of Tym

Suitable for

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


8 hours

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Sue - - #36457

I thoroughly enjoyed making my bag and purse - it was easier than I’d expected (I was almost disappointed that it took so little time to make them!) and I’m now tempted to make something else. The quality of the leather is excellent and the instructions very straight forward. Highly recommended.

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janet howe - - #35003

Beautiful material to work with. High quality kit - really well presented. I'd never worked with leather before but I loved making this. I found it really useful to have the video alongside the written instructions and I'm so proud of the finished rucksack - absolutely gorgeous

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Suki Baynton - - #29924

I bought this kit from Georgie having had no experience at all of leather work and I wasn’t sure how good I would be but I needn’t have worried. Georgie was so helpful before I even bought it, helped me pick the colours, discussed what would fit in there (as I wanted to use it for my camera) and even sent me photos, she really goes above and beyond!

When the kit arrived it was beautifully packaged, really high quality materials inside and lovely clear instructions and video links for all the tricky bits. I absolutely LOVED making this kit and my finished bag is beyond gorgeous and I never imagined I would be able to make something like this at home. I probably wouldn’t have been able to do one of Georgie’s classes due to distance so this has been the best option for me and I would recommend it to anyone!

Response from Hands of Tym:

I am so pleased to read this :) thank you for your lovely kind words!
The bag looked stunning and I hope it has sparked of a LOVE of bag making as it is wonderful
G xxx

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