Two day leather work course - bag making



As featured on Made in Great Britain on BBC2, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your very own bag using high quality vegetable tanned leather and metal fixings, made by hand from start to finish. Our leather courses take place in an authentic leather workshop, which provides a relaxed, inspiring and friendly learning environment and we keep our course numbers small to ensure each of you receives the individual attention needed. Free parking is available and full directions will be provided at the time of booking. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.

What's included in the price?

Our courses have no hidden extras. The course fee includes leather, tools, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


2 days (9:30am to 6:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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


Hello, my name is Jason Stocks-Young, founder and owner of Diamond Awl Leather Workshop. My studio is on the edge of the Pennines, where the leather workshops take place. I started making leather goods 8 years ago, learning from an old saddle maker using traditional leatherwork techniques. I share my passion for his craft through teaching others and recently featured in the BBC2 TV series Made in Great Britain, a celebration and exploration of our manufacturing heritage.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Pet lovers
  • Weekends
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Intermediate level
  • Spooky
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Romantic
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Mother's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Woodend Mill, Manchester Road, Mossley, Lancashire, OL5 9RR