Make Your Own Stitchless Leather Bag in a Day Workshop



Join me in my Bristol studio in Montpelier to make your very own Stitchless Bucket Bag or Saddle Bag. Both styles are constructed using absolutely no stitching, sewing machines or needles! Pieces are woven together with some strategically-placed rivets to keep them secure. You'll even get to choose the colour of your fully functional leather bag. The class size is limited to a maximum of 4 people to ensure you get plenty of one to one attention! You will learn How to use a variety of leather work tools to cut, punch out and finish leather. How to set metal rivets to join leather. Choose from two bag shapes - saddle bag or bucket bag (bags will measure roughly 28cm x 28cm when completed) Choose from a wide selection of coloured leather If you fancy, emboss your bag with your name or initials - discover how to use a hot foiling machine or hand stamping set.

What's included in the price?

A choice of bag styles - bucket bag or saddle bag A wide range of responsibly-sourced Italian coloured leather to choose from Solid brass or chrome buckles and fittings Tea, coffee and biscuits You will need to bring a packed lunch or else there are lots of fabulous cafe's nearby for lunch


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Leather Needle Thread

with Craft Courses since 2016

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I set up Leather Needle Thread in 2016 teaching handbag making workshops in Bristol, UK. Having guided over 300 people to make their own DIY leather bags (and the odd espadrille and leather sneaker!) from scratch I learnt what they found challenging, what they enjoyed and how they developed a sense of pride in their abilities. I have been a leatherworker for over 10 years and studied bag design and construction at the London College of Fashion before going on to work in the industry as a leatherworker and sample maker. The bag making kits were dreamed up because I wanted to give people a way to easily make covetable leather bags from beautiful materials, minimal tools and pared-back techniques in their own home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
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Leather Needle Thread Studio 2, 1 St Andrews Road, Bristol , Bristol, BS6 5EH