It’s great to see such a diverse range of students coming on our courses. We recently welcomed three tutors from the Fashion Design course at Liverpool John Moores University on our two day leather course who were keen to learn traditional leatherwork skills.
On the first day of our leather bag making workshop, they all decided to make the Messenger bag style, which is a great medium size for using everyday – two in rich chestnut and one in dark burgundy high quality Italian vegetable tanned leather.
The bags were finished with brass fixings and black bridle leather strap with adjustable buckle.
As always, we had a great time working with our students. The two days are quite intensive with a lot to get through and the time always flys. We take students through the full process of bag making, from marking out the pattern and cutting from the hide, to preparing the leather for hand stitching, learning traditional saddle stitching, strap cutting, attaching fixings and finishing.
The end result was brilliant, a beautifully hand stitched, handmade leather bag, and a lot of new skills which we hope will be passed on to some of the students on the University course.
If you fancy learning some new skills, check out our one day and two day courses here