Make Yourself a Stitchless Leather Bucket Bag, Saddle Bag or Backpack

 

 

Discover how to craft your very own stitchless bag!

Friday 24th February 10am to 3pm with a half hour break for lunch.

Wednesday 3rd May 10am to 3pm with a half hour break for lunch.

£175

Booking is via the Yuup Website 

Join me in my Bristol studio in Montpelier to make your very own leather bag or backpack.  There will be 3 styles to choose from: a saddle bag, bucket bag and a backpack (the backpack requires an extra £25 to be paid on the day). All three 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.

All classes are kept to a maximum of four people to ensure there’s plenty of one-on-one support.

What to expect:

  • Learn how to design your own unlined leather bag, made from beautiful vegetable-tanned Italian leather
  • Choose from two bag shapes (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

By the end of the day, you will have gained so many new skills, on top of making yourself a brand new leather bag!

You will learn to:

  • Cut straps and use simple tools to finish and punch holes
  • Attach a buckle and other hardware
  • Set rivets
  • Emboss leather to personalise it with your name or initials either using hand stamps or a hot foiling machine
  • Learn how to skive leather by hand and to use an industrial skiving machine
  • Use a variety of traditional leatherwork tools

What’s included:

  • All the leather - premium thickness yet supple (leather is pre-cut and pre-punched so that you can concentrate on the construction of your bag)
  • All metal hardware is solid brass or chrome
  • Tea/coffee/cakes/biscuits