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.


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