Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop



Learn to make a hand stitched leather bag in this two day workshop by Evancliffe Leathercraft. This workshop will teach you to: Mark and cut out leather. Cutting leather to form straps. Dying vegetable tanned leather. Preparing the leather to be stitched including marking and making the holes for stitching. Hand stitching leather using the traditional saddle stitch method. Riveting leather. Attaching accessories such as D-rings, fasteners, sliders and buckles*. Burnishing & applying finish the leather. Choose from a selection of patterns with the potential to add your own customisation to the bag as well. (* Some items used will depend on the style of bag chosen.) Strap Length: Many people make bags for other people on the two day bag workshop, so it is useful to have an idea of the length of strap needed. Bringing along a bag with the strap set to the correct length can help, or measuring a strap of an existing bag at the point it is set by the wearer. If the bag is for yourself, don’t worry about the measurement beforehand, we can gauge it on the day. (Please note that the overall length of a strap can potentially be limited by the leather we have in stock. While we endeavour to have leather available to make reasonable lengths, it is not always possible to guarantee that we can supply leather to make all lengths.) (Due to Covid-19 we are aware that some students would prefer to do this workshop as either a 1-2-1 or in a family group. We can offer this workshop by prior arrangement on mutually agreed dates. Please contact us to discuss.)

What's included in the price?

The price includes tuition, use of the tools and materials including the leather, paper etc. Hot drinks & snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
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19 Holywood, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3HE