3-Day Bag Making Workshop

I Can Make Bags in-person workshops! 🌟

Hosted in our lovely London studio, we're opening doors to a limited number of students who want to learn the craft of bag making in person.

Discover more details below about our 3-Day Bag Making Workshop and sign up to the waitlist to receive your VIP invitation as soon as we release new dates.

3-Day Bag Making Workshop

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Learn to craft your own luxury handbags in our 3-Day Bag Making Workshop, situated in the heart of London.

Over the past 13 years, we've taught thousands of people how to make their own shoes in our highly acclaimed, 5-star rated shoemaking workshops. Today, we're expand our teaching into the realm of bag making.

Specifically tailored for complete beginners, this workshop is designed to transform a passion into a tangible and valuable skill.

Our commitment to excellence goes beyond teaching; we take pride in maintaining small class sizes, ensuring each participant receives personalised attention and dedicated one-on-one time with our expert instructor.

Workshop Structure

Our workshops run for 3 consecutive days from 10am to 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Please note that for more advanced styles, you may be required to complete some hand-stitching from home at the end of Day 1 or Day 2, in preparation for the next day.

Day 1

On Day 1, you will select your bag style, and choose from our selection of beautiful leathers. You will cut and reinforce your pieces so they are prepared and ready for assembly.

Day 2

On Day 2, you will begin assembling your bag, learning luxury leather hand stitching techniques. You will also add in any hardware to your design and prepare your straps.

Day 3

On the final day, you will finish your stitching, add in your straps and intricately paint your leather edges for a professional-looking finish.

What styles can I choose from?

Below is a list of bag styles we offer on our workshop. You'll have the chance to make one bag during this 3-day workshop.

Baguette Bag

This bag comes in two sizes and has an adjustable strap so it can easily go from a shoulder handbag to cross-body bag.

The bag is fully lined with an inside pocket.

Mini Bowling Bag

This little bag packs a lot more into it than you'd think! She's got a lovely big base meaning it's got that cute mini handbag look whilst still being a practical bag.

The bag has rolled handles, a top zip and an optional cross-body strap. She's also fully lined with an inside pocket.

Top Handle Bag

This little bag is perfect for day to night. She fits way more than you'd think and closes securely with a magnetic fastening.

The bag has a structured base and top handle. She's also fully lined with an inside pocket.

Tote Bag

This everyday tote bag has a top zip and reinforced rolled handles.
It's fully lined with with pockets galore, fitting all of your daily essentials including laptop, water bottle, lunchbox or even a stack of nappies!

Location

I Can Make Bags

The Pillbox,
115 Coventry Rd,
London E2 6GH,
United Kingdom

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Did you know?

If our workshop dates are all sold out and you would like to get started right away, then our Online Bag Making Course might be perfect for you.

Inside the course, you'll find pre-recorded lessons covering 6 bag styles - the same designs as on the 3-day workshop.

The course is super easy to follow and on top of this, we've included bonus tutorials on things like working with different materials, and general bag making tips & tricks.

Discover more details about our Online Bag Making Course.

Additional Information & FAQs

Our 3-day workshop is quite a fast-paced workshop. As we prepare each students' patterns, components and hardware in advance, we kindly ask that you choose a design from our selection above.

At this time, we cannot accommodate design tweaks or changes during the workshop. Thanks so much for your understanding!

Buuuut, you will be able to choose your leathers from our selection. 😉

Our workshops are designed for total beginners. If you're an experienced or advanced bag maker, this workshop may not meet your requirements. It's best to reach out to us beforehand at info@icanmakebags.com to discuss your expectations.

In our 3-day workshops, your bag patterns will be prepared for you ahead of time. You will be able to take your bag patterns with you at the end of the workshop. 😊

If you would like to use vegan materials, we recommend that you contact us before booking your place so we can discuss possibilities. Please email us at info@icanmakebags.com and we'll be in touch!

We have a strict no-refund policy on all of our in-person workshops.

If you have booked onto one of our in-person workshops and would like to reschedule to a later date, you must give us a minimum of 2 weeks notice. We will accommodate a date change where possible. Please note that we are unable to reschedule your attendance if you give us less than 2 weeks notice.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the entirety of the workshop you booked onto, we are unable to compensate you for any missed time or reschedule you to a later date.