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Leather Workshop - Sew your own Backpack

5(6 reviews)
Make your own leather backpack over 2 sessions
Leyton
In-person
£255 pp
5hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

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…
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Things to remember

We are easily accessible (5 minutes) from Homerton Overground. The studio is upstairs, there is no access for wheelchair users.

Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
Chantel - 22 April 2022
I had the absolute best time making my backpack with Eli. She is an awesome teacher and made the experience really fun. Best of all, I have a stunning backpack, that I absolutely adore.
Jen - 26 November 2021
I brought some friends with me and we all made a backpack from reclaimed leather, with the instruction of Eli - who found creative solutions to our design questions and helped us to work to manage our expectations while still creating a beautiful bespoke bag. It was a great experience - learning new skills while hanging out with a few good friends. Highly recommended!
Jen - 26 November 2021
I brought some friends with me and we all made a backpack from reclaimed leather, with the instruction of Eli - who found creative solutions to our design questions and helped us to work to manage our expectations while still creating a beautiful bespoke bag. It was a great experience - learning new skills while hanging out with a few good friends. Highly recommended!
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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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Leather Workshop - Sew your own Backpack

Reviews

Chantel - 22 April 2022
I had the absolute best time making my backpack with Eli. She is an awesome teacher and made the experience really fun. Best of all, I have a stunning backpack, that I absolutely adore.
Jen - 26 November 2021
I brought some friends with me and we all made a backpack from reclaimed leather, with the instruction of Eli - who found creative solutions to our design questions and helped us to work to manage our expectations while still creating a beautiful bespoke bag. It was a great experience - learning new skills while hanging out with a few good friends. Highly recommended!
Jen - 26 November 2021
I brought some friends with me and we all made a backpack from reclaimed leather, with the instruction of Eli - who found creative solutions to our design questions and helped us to work to manage our expectations while still creating a beautiful bespoke bag. It was a great experience - learning new skills while hanging out with a few good friends. Highly recommended!
Elaine - 17 June 2021
I just couldn’t find a smart backpack I liked so I decided to make my own, ethically and eco with Love and Salvage. I had the BEST two days making my leather backpack at the cool home studio in Hackney. I got to plan and design the exact bag I wanted - the size, colour, pockets and lining! It felt so good not to just buy a standard factory made bag and when people ask ‘where is it from?’ I can say I made it reusing leather that would have gone to landfill. The chats made the day go so fast! Eli is very patient and encouraging. Highly recommended anyone to treat themselves to bag making therapy! And recently my bag won a prize at work in the category ‘I made it’ 😀
Manal MT - 17 June 2021
Came across Eli's website when I was looking into environmentally conscious, up-cycled backpacks. Never such workshops exist. Never event thought I could stitch anything together, but with Eli's brilliant guidance, patience and creativity, my dream packback was possible! Loved the workshop...was very immersive and zen!!!! Love the bag too. Spacious and big enough without being bulky to accommodate a laptop, camera, book, water bottle & coat. Sits beautifully & comfortably on shoulder!!!! Thank you Eli for this. You’re work is amazing & much needed in these urgent times of environmental disaster!!! Inspiring!!! The workshop left empowered on many different levels. What a joy to be able to make your own things with minimum damage to our planet earth and with brilliant company and guidance. Highly recommend checking Eli's website and work and attending one of her workshop to make your own!!!!
Muskaan - 7 April 2019
Eli is a great host and a tutor with amazing teaching skills. At the end of just 2 days I left with a lovely brown backpack and bag making skills. Would definitely come back to learn more and make more bags.