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Bucket Bag Workshop. Sew your own leather bag!

4.9(15 reviews)
In this workshop you will learn how to create your own leather bucket bag from scratch.
Leyton
In-person
£135 pp
5hrs
Beginner
Next available date:2nd July 2022
What happens in this class?

In this course, Love and Salvage will take you through the various steps of creating your own unique bucket bag! You will learn various techniques and steps, including:

1) Choosing leathers 2) Learning to use a range of leather tools 3) Using an industrial sewing machine 4) Constructing your bag 5) Fitting hardware

This is a practical and hands-on course, and is suitable for complete beginners. It is a small class, with only up to two students at a time. You will learn all of the designers tips for working with leather, just as if it were private tuition…

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Things to remember

Leather and materials are included in the price, as well as tea, coffee and a snack!

Latest Reviews
4.9(15 reviews)
Yolanda A - May 14, 2022
This was a terrific experience, which included very good instructions and excellent guidance from Eli, in making my very own leather bucket bag in which to place my bucket list!
Julie Clancy - Feb 13, 2022
Absolutely brilliant. Eli is a very talented and relaxed teacher and we worked in an amazing workshop space with a great selection of machinery. My friend and I made very different bags which we are equally thrilled with. Highly recommend a workshop with Eli.
Ellie - Nov 23, 2021
I really enjoyed my workshop with Eli. My friend and I both went off piste with our bags and she was happy to guide us through so they were still going to be functional! Love the use of offcut leather as a sustainable business, and it's all clearly excellent quality. Big thanks to Eli!
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Love and Salvage is trying to plug a gap - creating durable fashion accessories from waste materials and teaching others the skills to do the same!

Working with leather and bag and shoe making is easy. The workshops demystify techniques so that students leave with the knowledge to approach their own more complex projects.

We work with local furniture businesses collecting their waste leathers and fabrics to turn into accessories. So students have a huge range of trendy colours and textures to choose from. All abilities are supported in small classes in the designers own home.

Class Location
Love and Salvage
Leyton
Unit 12, 17 Argall Avenue
E10 7QE
London

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Bucket Bag Workshop. Sew your own leather bag!

Reviews

Yolanda A - May 14, 2022
This was a terrific experience, which included very good instructions and excellent guidance from Eli, in making my very own leather bucket bag in which to place my bucket list!
Julie Clancy - Feb 13, 2022
Absolutely brilliant. Eli is a very talented and relaxed teacher and we worked in an amazing workshop space with a great selection of machinery. My friend and I made very different bags which we are equally thrilled with. Highly recommend a workshop with Eli.
Ellie - Nov 23, 2021
I really enjoyed my workshop with Eli. My friend and I both went off piste with our bags and she was happy to guide us through so they were still going to be functional! Love the use of offcut leather as a sustainable business, and it's all clearly excellent quality. Big thanks to Eli!
Caroline Thomas - Nov 11, 2021
A very enjoyable day making a bucket bag with a pleasant tutor . It was good to be told what to do but actually allowed to do it. Would strongly recommend
Laura Mitchell - Oct 13, 2021
Brilliant workshop - Eli was very helpful and infinitely patient. I made a beautiful bag which is much admired
Suki Bishop - Jul 2, 2021
Eli was fabulous and welcoming and fun and inspiring. The workshop is her lovely studio in her house its light and airy and it makes one feel very creative. I did the bucket bag course and it was so much fun, i learnt how to thin leather to work with leather to work out the dimensions of my bag , and it turned out beautifully.
Jane Ormrod - Jun 17, 2021
My husband bought me a place on Eli’s Bucket Bag Workshop for my birthday > it was amazing!! Eli was extremely friendly and encouraging. She quickly put me at ease & inspired confidence. She had a wide range of leather colours to choose from and was happy to tailor the bag to my requirements. I would highly recommend attending one of her workshops and can’t wait to return to make something else!! It is a fabulous idea to salvage leather from clothes and furniture and to turn it into something lovely, unique and wearable. I had an amazing experience and would not hesitate to recommend these workshops.
Angie - Feb 4, 2020
Absolutely fab. Had a great time enjoyed every minute, time just flew by. Plus a bag to show off. Thank you
Suki - Feb 3, 2020
I had a lovely day with Eli, making my amazing bucket bag, used a great piece of leather and learnt lots of new techniques, learnt all about the different tools and used a commercial sewing machine....The end result a beautiful bag , and I've caught the leather bag bug, so hopefully I'll be making more, can't wait to do some more courses. Suki
Dominic - Sep 14, 2019
Great workshop and Eli was fantastic! She was really patient with us and guided us through every step of the process. She was really supportive and always made us feel comfortable so we really enjoyed the day.
Eugenija - May 17, 2019
Eli is wonderful teacher, I working with real leather, I learned something new, how to work with leather and easy way to make bag, beautiful job we done ✅ I recommend Eli and her work shop “Love and Salvage “
Sarah - Apr 13, 2019
Great workshop with a VERY patient teacher! I learnt a lot & left with an amazing bag that is now my 'everyday' work bag!
Emily - Apr 12, 2019
My friend and I had a lovely day making our own bucket bags. There was a lot of fabric to choose from and the small group (just the two of us) meant we could ask as many questions as we wanted. Would definitely recommend :)
Ellie - Mar 30, 2019
Enjoyed every minute! I can’t believe I managed to learn a new craft and gain a beautiful leather bag in the process! Thank you!
Catherine - Jan 28, 2019
I absolutely loved my workshop day with Eli! She is so welcoming, friendly and patient. We managed to make a gorgeous orange bucket bag without any problems whatsoever. I shall definitely be making some more of these bags in the future!