What you will do
5 hour workshop
You will learn all the techniques involved in making leather bags by producing your own backpack from start to finish!
We want each student to leave in love with their bag, excited about their designs and confident in their new skills.
To achieve this we provide a relaxed and fun environment and a practical approach to designing and making.
Our workshops are a chance to immerse yourself in the creative process and leave with your own UNIQUE bag.
The course includes:
- Designing your backpack
- Understanding and cutting patterns
- Choosing from a range of leathers
- Using leather hand tools
- Learning to sew on an industrial machine
- Fitting hardware
- Making handles
All of the above is done on a very practical level, however, some notes are available online after the class.
What is provided?
Bring your own leather, or select from our colourful collection of 100% reclaimed leather.
Tea, coffee and snacks are provided and we take 45 minutes for lunch.
This is a 2 day course. Before you book make sure you have additional dates available to finish the bag. My studio is closed Sunday's but otherwise I am super flexible with dates. Just get in touch as soon as you have booked to confirm that second date
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Love and Salvage
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.
We are easily accessible (5 minutes) from Homerton Overground. The studio is upstairs, there is no access for wheelchair users.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.