Two Day Upcycling Workshop

Transform an old jacket into a beautiful bag at this craft course.

Eli Wislocka

Eli Wislocka
(Love and Salvage)


2 x 5 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £160

Struggling to throw away your favourite jacket that no longer fits? Or maybe you've got an out of fashion piece that you can't bear to part with? Check out this upcycling workshop for a great chance to breathe new life into old clothing.

You'll learn from a friendly local maker, who'll teach you all about leatherwork, fabric design and sewing as you incorporate your jackets ready-made features and details into your finished bag.

In this class, you will:

  • Customise the details used in your bag.
  • Gain an understanding of bag construction.
  • Learn to use a sewing machine and leather tools.
  • Cut, sew and use finishing treatments.

It doesn't matter if this is your first craft workshop either, class sizes are kept small to provide plenty of one-to-one support and guidance, so you can relax and focus on designing your dream bag.

You'll finish your experience with a new appreciation for the value that exists in old clothes and all the skills you need to transform them into something new.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All tools and equipment needed to upcycle your jacket.
  • Refreshments including tea and coffee are provided.
What to bring
  • Please bring a jacket to upcycle.
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.


60 Kenworthy Road, London E9 5SU

Your teacher
Eli Wislocka
Eli Wislocka
(Love and Salvage)


Hi! I'm Eli, a designer-maker and the founder of Love and Salvage, a brand that transforms waste leather into beautiful handmade accessories. Our mission is to use what we have to create fun and functional accessories, keeping potential waste out of the landfill and in circulation for as long as possible.

I run workshops for anyone that is interested in creating their own designs, no matter the skill level - complete beginners are welcome! Classes are kept small, with lots of guidance and one-to-one support. You'll learn all about patterns, work with different materials and get to grips with a variety of tools. The workshops are a friendly ethical way to get into leather crafting. So please get in touch if you would like to do a workshop or have a project idea in mind.

More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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