One Day Bag Making Workshop


Duration: 6-7 Hours

Price: £150

Run by: Rosanna Gethin
at Rosanna Clare

07979782491

6 Smithbrook Kilns
Cranleigh
Guildford
Surrey
GU6 8JJ

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About the Course

Come along and make a complete leather bag in one day! On the course you will learn about different types of leather and how to select the right type for the right type of bag. Choose from either a tote bag or fold over clutch bag design. You will also learn how to insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket as well as how to make and attach handles. Tools, equipment and materials are all provided with a range of colours to choose from, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer. If time allows, you may also emboss your initials onto the bag for that personal touch! Please contact me when booking to discuss your requirements. If you have a leather garment or jacket you would like to upcycle then let me know. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, there is a cafe next door for lunch (or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch) and a taxi service to and from train stations if required (up to 10 miles away)!
1 person: £150, 2 people: £290

Maximum 2 people at my Surrey studio

Workshop duration: 1 day, 10am-5pm with half an hour for lunch each day


Contact me via email for available dates and to book your class. Discounts are offered for two people booking together.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

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



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I attended the one day bag making course with my daughter. Rosanna is an excellent teacher and we came away with a lovely clutch bag each. We learnt many techniques for our first venture into leather work. Rosanna gave us lots of advice and information on suppliers and equipment to enable us to have a go at home.
Thanks Rosanna for such a lovely day!

- - #11969

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

- - #7445

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.

- - #6238

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!

- - #6160

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.

- - #5816

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.

- - #5601

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.

- - #5480

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.

- - #5401

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.

- - #5398

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