Leather Bag Making - 2 Day

Leather bag making course


This two-day is an introduction to the traditional method of leather bag making will give you insight to the basics of leatherwork. You will be able to chose from one of three bag designs and several different colours and textures of leather.
Once you have picked your style you will then work on the selection of material, use of hand tools, cutting, master the technique of preparing leather for traditional hand stitching techniques and develop a professional edge finishing technique. You will have the opportunity to add pockets and personalise you bag with leather flower embellishments and go home with a beautiful unique handmade item.
There will be full demonstration of each process during this ‘hands on’ course with plenty of support your construct your hand-made leather bag.
Trading Places is based within the beautiful surroundings of the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. All the courses take place in and around our purpose built green oak Training Barn. Course places can be booked for one or more people depending on availability.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided for all courses. Participants are simply asked to bring their own supply of enthusiasm and a packed lunch! (we provide tea and coffee during the courses).


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Rockingham Forest Trust
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick, Wellingborough

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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K Elf - - #37313

My husband and I signed up for the course to give us and activity and something new to learn and experience. The course was so fun and more than we expected. We learned so much from our wonderful, and friendly, instructor.

Response from Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses:

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're really pleased to hear you learnt a new skill and had fun too.

Anne - - #37182

Loved the course. I didnt finish my bag in the time but will certainly complete it myself. The class is small so plenty of teacher time I would definitely recommend the course and if there are going to be any follow up courses would be very interested

Response from Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses:

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the leather bag course and hope that you are able to complete your bag soon.

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