Leather Bag Making Course

Leather Bag Making Course – 2 day


This two-day course will provide an introduction to the traditional method of leather bag making and give you an insight into the basics of leatherwork. You will be able to chose from one of three bag designs and several different colours and textures of leather.

Once you have picked your style you will then work on the selection of material, use of hand tools, cutting, master the technique of preparing leather for traditional hand stitching techniques and develop a professional edge finishing technique. You will have the opportunity to add pockets and personalise your bag with leather flower embellishments and go home with a beautiful unique handmade item.

There will be a full demonstration of each process during this ‘hands on’ course with plenty of support as you construct your hand-made leather bag.

Trading Places is based within the beautiful surroundings of the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. All the courses take place in and around our purpose built green oak Training Barn. Course places can be booked for one or more people depending on availability.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Course Dates

12th – 13th February 2022

7th – 8th May 2022

2nd – 3rd July 2022

3rd – 4th September 2022

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Two day course (10am – 4pm each day) £195

What’s included in the price?

Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided for all courses. Participants are simply asked to bring their own packed lunch and supply of enthusiasm! (We provide tea and coffee during the courses).