Leather Craft Workshop: Make a Saddle Bag

Get ready for a day of crafting at this artisan craft class in Surrey.

Rosanna Clare

Rosanna Clare


7 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £175

Whether you're looking for truly unique gifts for that special someone or just for fun things to do in Surrey, take a look at this all-day leatherworking workshop in Guildford! Working alongside an experienced local crafter, you'll make your very own personalised leather saddle bag that's sure to stand the test of time.

Designed for complete beginners or crafters looking for their next project, the class will cover all the basics of leather work, from punching to stitching, and offers a wide variety of colour combinations to choose from to make your bag as unique as you are. The class would also make a fabulous, unique gift for a fashionable mum, a bag-obsessed friend or anyone who's interesting in leathercraft.

By the end of the day, you'll not only have your stylish, practical bag to take home and cherish, but also some nifty skills that you can use to continue working with leather — it's a brilliant first step on a journey of creativity.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All equipment and materials.
  • A beautiful handmade saddle bag to take home.
  • As much tea and coffee as you can drink!
What to bring
  • A packed lunch; alternatively, there is a cafe next door.

Cranleigh, England

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Rosanna Clare
Rosanna Clare


I am a professional leatherworker with years of experience under my (handmade) belt! With a former life as a Design & Technology teacher, and a Masters degree in Textiles from UAL, I pursued my love of leather to develop a range of courses to pass on my knowledge and experience to others. Within just two years of setting up my business, I was commissioned to write the now very popular leathercraft book Sew Luxe Leather, published in 2018.

Part of my ethos is sustainability, reducing waste by utilising leather in every form. I love designs that use up the smallest pieces of leather, such as earrings and coasters made from offcuts. My inventiveness with ‘waste’ has led to my taking part in the BBC TV programme ‘Money for Nothing’ where products destined for the tip are transformed by artisans like me.

I am passionate about being able to pass on my knowledge of leathercraft to others by running a series of fun workshops. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned leather crafter looking for your next project, I cater for both individuals with one-to-one tuition, and groups of up to six at my Surrey studio. I can also cater to larger groups at other venues, which are ideal for team-building activities or away days.

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