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Hand Stitched Leather Purse or Wallet

Hand Stitched Leather Purse or Wallet

Course Provider: Rosanna Clare

Contact Name: Rosanna Gethin

Telephone: 07979782491

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6 Smithbrook Kilns

Course Length: 3-4 hours

Price: £65

5 star rating, 8 reviewers.

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Come and learn how create your very own personalised leather purse or wallet at my Surrey studio. You can choose from a wide range of colourful leather pieces and will have a go at using the traditional methods of saddle stitching. Firstly, you will decide on a choice of patterns. You will then choose and prepare the leather for cutting and learn the art of leatherwork by saddle stitching, gluing and finishing the edges by burnishing. There is a choice of 8 coloured threads for the stitching and two different fastenings to use for your closure. You may finish off your wallet or purse by personalising it with embossing your name/initials with a letter stamping set. This is the perfect class for a birthday, hen or even stag party!

£65 per person

Workshop duration: 3-4 hours

Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 8 per class

Contact me via email for available dates and to book your class. Discounts are offered for group bookings of 3 or more.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials, tea & coffee and light refreshments.

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It's difficult to know where to begin this review as every aspect of the workshop was tremendous! The country setting in a workshop looking out across the fields is idyllic.

We were met with a very warm welcome from Rosanna, whose expertise, talent and patience are limitless. My sister and I very happily settled into making our choice of leather and being adeptly guided through the process by Rosanna. We both felt confident under her tutoring and the result was a purse & card holder each which we are both delighted with!

This is a perfect course for either a seasoned "crafter" or anyone wishing to dip their toe into craftsmanship. With a brew in hand, the radio on in the background, the company of Rosanna and the immense satisfaction of actually making something which you will use and treasure, I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning!

Once again - thanks a million Rosanna!
Laura & Kate x


This week I took my first ever One Day leather course with Rosanna. I wish to say what a fabulous day I had with such a talented teacher. Rosanna was so clear patient with me. We discussed what I wished to make, and on impulse I asked to make a good sized clutch bag I had admired in a shop. In her well equipped workshop I was guided through tasks I thought were beyond me. In the morning I made a personalised glasses case, using traditional saddle stitching by hand. After a delicious homemade lunch I sucessfully made a clutch bag and also a luggage tag. I came away armed with so many tips and stockist information. Thank you Rosanna five-star fun day. Will be back soon.


This was my second course with Rosanna I have made a hand stitched laptop case and today I made a large size purse with a zip coin compartment and then opens up to the cards and notes I love it, Rosanna it a fantastic teacher whom encourages you to follow your tastes and style in your piece you are making.

I'm booked on the handbag two day in October yes I'm addicted its brill.

Give it a go great fun!


Really enjoyed the course. Rosanna was a great teacher and very easy to converse with. It was a super chill environment and a really fun day. Felt I learnt a lot and definitely keen to hone my skills further.


I booked the wallet/purse making course for my wife for our 3rd anniversary. Rosanna was very quick at responding to messages and helpful in informing me on all the details. When we arrived she was very welcoming and pleasant and had everything organised and ready to go. We had an amazing time making gifts for each other and Rosanna guided us through each step with clear concise instructions. It was a great half day spent with her and worth every penny.


I had a lovely day making a bespoke wallet for myself. I'd been looking for one for ages and now I have exactly what I want. It was great fun learning to use all the tools in delightful surroundings, and Rosanna was a very patient and helpful teacher. I would definitely recommend it.


Fantastic afternoon learning a new skill on your own or as a group. The product actually looks really good and I am proud to show off. Rosanna was a calm and patient teacher. I am definitely going to buy the tools to make these for friends and family.


This course was excellent. I'd strongly recommend it if you want to have some fun and feel rewarded whilst making something with leather, which actually looks pretty good as a finished product (I was proud of mine, even though I've never done anything like this before).
It would have been fun with a few friends too, and Rosanna was a great teacher and gave me extra help when I needed it.


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