Leather Bags

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Oversized Tote

You’ve been asking for it and it’s finally here. Make an out-of-sight leather bag as a gift…. or as a gift for yourself!

Choose from one of four awesome leather bag options:

  • An over-sized Tote Bag to store everything but the kitchen sink!
  •  A stylish leather Back Pack for all the guys and gals biking to work out there!
  • A cute and functional leather Bucket Bag for all your valuables!
  • A classic Clutch Purse that will take you from day into evening!   

Take it once, or take it four times to make all four projects!

In this class, we will build on the skills that you have learned in Leather Fundamentals 1 or Leather Fundamentals 2.  (You must have taken at least Leather Fundamentals 1 or have equivalent experience working with leather)  All of the bags in this class are hand laced so you will be able to replicate them again at home without access to a sewing machine.

backpack leather

Leather Backpack

This course runs 6 weeks and each class is 2hrs.
Course fee is $220 + HST plus a materials fee. 

(All leather, dye, polish, lacing, rivets, buckles and other hardware are included in the materials fee for this class. You will not need to go shopping for anything for this class. Materials fees are listed below.)

Materials Fees:

Materials fees are due at the beginning of your first class. Fees Vary depending on the size and STYLE of your bag as well as your choice of leather.

  • Tote Bag: $59-$102 + HST
  • Back Pack: $91-$157 + HST
  • Bucket Bag: $61-$84 + HST 
  • Clutch Purse: $46-$62 + HST Plus Closures: which vary from $5-$19 + HST

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Please Note:  While simple alterations to all bag straps, and shape of backpack flaps can be done in class, any other alterations must be done prior to your first class. If you would like to customize your bag, email us at info@themakeden.com to book a private lesson with your instructor before your first class. Bag alterations can be complicated and any alterations to the structure and size of the bag can not be done during class time. You can see our rates for private lessons here

Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag

Class Outline:

Class One: Cutting, Grooving and Stamping Leather

  • Choose your bag
  • Cut and Groove your leather
  • Cut your straps and closures
  • Bevel and burnish the edges of your strap pieces

Class Two:

  • Finish any bevelling and burnishing
  • Stamp custom messages or images into leather
  • Punch all holes for hardware

Class Three:

  • Finishing any details from class 1 and 2
  • Dyeing your leather. Using an eye for detail, carefully dye your project.  (Dying your leather on such large pieces can be tricky, this is why we have dedicated an entire class to this) Students will be able to practice dying techniques and have the time to apply as many coats as necessary for the desired effect.

Class Four:

  • Oiling your leather
  • Applying a conditioner and finish
  • Applying Gum Tragacanth to the flesh side of straps and burnishing
  • Begin to punch holes for lacing

Class Five:

  • Finish punching your holes for lacing
  • Attach hardware
  • Begin Lacing

Class Six:

  • Finish lacing your bag
  • Attach closures or hardware that was not done before lacing
  • Burnish your stitched edges together using water and gum tragacanth
  • Walk out with your stylish handmade bag!

Supplies: Vegetable Tan Leather (optional kinds and weights), Dye, Hardware (vary on project to project basis), Waxed Thread, Neatsfoot Oil, Your choice of Leather Finish, Rivets (ALL supplies are included in your materials fee)

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Clutch/ Shoulder Bag

***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.

Upcoming Dates and Online Registration:

Click on your preferred date to register


Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, January 4th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday January 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, January 13th, 2018  from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for six weeks (Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday January 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, February 1st, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday February 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 1

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, February 10th, 2018  from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday February 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 1

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, February 11th, 2018  from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Feb 11, 18, 25, March 4, March 11, 18).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Sunday February 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Monday, February 12th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Feb 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26. We will be closed on February 19th for Family Day).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Monday February 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Monday, March 19th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (March 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23, 30. We will be closed April 2 for the Easter Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Monday March 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, April 12th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Apr 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday April 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 1

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, April 14th, 2018  from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and runs for six weeks (April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, May 26. We will be closed May 19th for the Victoria Day Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday April 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, April 29th, 2018  from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and runs for six weeks (April 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Sunday April 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Monday, May 7th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (May 7, 14, 28, June 4, 11, 18. We will be closed on May 21st for the Victoria Day Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Monday May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018  from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for six weeks (June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7, 14. We will be closed June 30th for the Canada Day Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday June 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, June 21st, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26,).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday June 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Monday, July 16th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (July 16, 23, 30, Aug 13, 20, 27. We will be closed August 6th for the Civic Holiday).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Monday July 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday July 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, July 29th, 2018  from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for six weeks (July 29, Aug 12, 19, 26 Sept 9, 16. We will be closed August 5th for the Civic Holiday and September 2nd for the Labour Day Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Sunday July 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 5).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Wednesday August 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, August 11th, 2018  from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Aug 11, 18, 25 Sept 8,15, 22. We will be closed September 1st for the Labour Day Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday August 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday September 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, September 15th, 2018  from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for six weeks (Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27. We will be closed October 6th for the Thanksgiving Long Weekend).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday September 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018  from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, October 25th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, Nov 22, 29).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018  from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, 15).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018  from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for six weeks (Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 23).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Dec 5, 12 ,19, Jan 9, 16, 23. We will be closed December 26th and January 2nd for the Holiday Season).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Monday, December 10th, 2018  from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Dec 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28. We will be closed on December 24th and 31st for the Holiday Break).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Monday December 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Leather Handbags (Leather Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, December 16th, 2018  from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for six weeks (Dec 16, 23, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27. We will be closed December 30th for the Winter Holiday).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Sunday December 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 5