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three day bag making workshop

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 3-Day Bag Making Workshop and sign up to our waitlist for VIP invitations to our next weekend workshops, from bag-making to beyond!

 After popular demand, our three day bag making course is now available! Are you looking for something a little quirky and unusual? 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 3-day bag making courses maintain small class sizes, guaranteeing personalised attention and dedicated 1-to-1 time with our expert instructor.

workshop structure

This workshop runs for 3 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

Day two will continue with cutting your bag, adding stitch holes and hardware as well as dying and embellishing your leather. We will also begin the assembly of parts of the bag to get you ready for the final push!

Day 3

On the last day, we will finish assembling your bag. There will be lots of sewing to do! We will also give it a beautiful polish and look at leathercare. Any final touches can be added and you're ready to show off!

what will you craft?

In your workshop, you will make one 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.

You will be able to choose from a wide rang of leathers, dyes, colours and embellishments in the studio. Minor design changes such as the addition or removal of pockets, loops and clasps or "pattern mashing" can be made in the session. However we cannot accommodate larger alterations to the pre-set pattern choices.

Smiling girl at river with green backpack by the wolf workshop
Round handbag terrazzo tile
Girl smiling with leather backpack the wolf workshop

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.

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