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five day leather bag

Hosted in the fantastic heritage of Leigh Spinners Mill, we're opening doors to a limited number of students for a fantastic weekend of bag making.


Discover more details below about our 5-day Leather Bag Masterclass and sign up to our waitlist for VIP invitations to our next weekend workshops, from bag-making to beyond!

 After popular demand, The Bag Making Masterclass is now available! Are you looking to delve deep into leather bags? Want to let your creativity go wild? Well then this is definitely the course for you!


In this fantastic session, you will be guided through the process of making your own bag entirely out of real leather. Learn the techniques and skills required to make your very own bag to take away and show off to your loved ones (and strangers!). Let your own personality shine in your choice of colours and design!

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond teaching; we ensure that our group courses maintain small class sizes, guaranteeing personalised attention and dedicated 1-to-1 time with our expert instructor.

workshop structure

This workshop runs for 5 consecutive days from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Day 1

You will embark on your leathercraft journey by choosing your pattern before selecting your leathers, colours and design choices from our fantastic range. This day will focus on cutting your bag and the construction process. Your patterns will be prepared for you.


Day 2 & 3

In these days, we will explore colours and dying methods by choosing from a multitude of dyes to create your dream bag. You will also learn how to finish edges to a high standard, prepare stitching and add hardware. You may add linings and decorations.


Day 4 & 5

The last two days we look at assembly and we begin stitching your bag with traditional leathercraft sewing methods. Historical techniques, modernised through generations of craftsmanship will lead you towards the end goal of your very own bag to take home!

what will you craft?

In your workshop, you will make one large bag of your choosing from a selection of pre-prepared patterns. All designs are unisex and can be adapted to fit varying heights and wearing styles. All patterns used in this class will focus on classic, interesting or modern design.


Minor design changes such as the addition or removal of pockets, loops and clasps or "pattern mashing" can be made in the session.

Smiling girl at river with green backpack by the wolf workshop
Girl smiling with leather backpack the wolf workshop

compare our courses...

3-Day Leather Bag Workshop

Our 3-day Bag Making Workshop is tailored for everyone from seasoned crafters to complete beginners looking for a fun few days to get stuck into a project.

This course focuses on a more laid back atmosphere and social time whilst making a wonderful handbag! There will be a choice of pre-prepared patterns for you, simple dye colour options or pre-dyed leathers will be at your fingertips. Construction methods are also simpler and aim to give you a fantastic end result with a medium amount of challenge.

The Bag Making Masterclass

The bag making masterclass is here to teach you as much as possible about bag making! In our test workshops, we found that students couldn't fit everything they wanted to craft in just three days, so we expanded the course!

This workshop gives a more indepth look at leathercraft and doesn't limit creativity. The extended course allows for larger bags, pattern adjustments and changes, finer finishing and more creative dye options. This course also has the option to line your bag, add zips or other wishes and wants!

what our students say!

Sandra, Leeds

I had a brilliant day at the Wolf Studio. I do quilting so learning a different skill was a challenge but Pipa put me at my ease straight away and made me feel I could achieve my goal to make a bag. I was taught to dye leather, lacing, hand stitching and punching a design onto the leather and that was just a few of the techniques that I was shown. Pipa is a brilliant teacher who has patience and is very giving in her knowledge. She wants you to succeed. Its for any age group. I am 75 and I made a leather bag.

how to book?

Pricing plans are now available for our group courses! Now you can opt to pay in full or choose from our monthly payment option. Leathercrafting has never been so easy!

The Leather Bag Making Masterclass



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