Two day leather work course - bag making



Diamond Awl Leather Workshop offer hands-on leather courses that cover a range of traditional leatherwork skills. Our practical leather courses are perfect for those looking to make small leather goods and leather bag making. Located in Saddleworth, our authentic leather workshop is within easy reach of Manchester and Leeds, making it convenient for those looking to attend our courses. Taught by our founder, Jason Stocks-Young, a skilled craftsman and member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen, you can expect to learn everything you need to know about traditional leatherwork. With Jason’s recent features on BBC2’s “Saved and Remade” and BBC1’s “Made in Great Britain,” you can trust that you’ll be learning from a passionate and dedicated leatherworker. Join us at Diamond Awl Workshop and discover the beauty of traditional leatherwork. Join our TWO DAY LEATHER BAG MAKING COURSE and hand stitch your own messenger bag, saddle bag or box bag using high-quality Italian vegetable tanned leather. No prior leatherwork experience is necessary as you will acquire all the essential skills required for leather bag making during the course. Along with the core leatherwork skills taught in our one-day course, you will also learn additional techniques necessary for the intricate process of leather bag making. 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

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
  • 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)
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Pet lovers
  • Weekends
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Intermediate level
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